Mertensia virginica

Virginia Blue Bells (Virginia Cowslip)

  • Produces lovely pink buds that open to sapphire blue bell flowers in March - May
  • Excellent in woodland setting and waterside plantings
  • Natural habitat: floodplains, slope forests
  • Pollinated by long- tongued bees, but supports many other early pollinators
  • Best in organic-rich, well drained soils with even moisture
  • Pt.shade/ shade
  • This species is ephemeral, which means that its foliage dies back in summer
  • Interplant with other perennials and ferns
  • Reseeds freely
  • Great massed

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