Mertensia virginica

Virginia Blue Bells or Viginia Cowslip


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  • 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

Height: 8-24 in
Spread: 18-24 in

Zone: 5-8
Color: Blue


Characteristics & Attributes


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators

Attributes:

  • Native
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Naturalizing
  • Fast Growing
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant

Exposure:

  • Shade/ Part Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Habit:

  • Creeping/Ground Cover
  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Water Garden
  • Keep Well-Watered

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