Virginia Blue Bells or Viginia Cowslip

Mertensia virginica

  • 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

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Pollinators

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Blue-green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Early Color
» Fall
» Spring