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Mertensia virginica

Common Name(s):
Virginia bluebells, Virginia cowslip, Mertensia
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

One of the most beautiful native wildflowers, Virginia bluebells add a touch of class to any garden. They flower when the spring weather is warm and inviting, beckoning gardeners to come outdoors to see their subtle beauty.

Season:
Spring into early summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Flower Color:
Blue, pink
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Foliage:
2-8 in. oval, smooth, strongly veined, alternate gray-green basal leaves; smooth, succulent stems
Flower:
Nodding, trumpet-like 1 in. light blue flowers with five petals; pink buds
Site:
Rich, moist woods, bottom lands
Propagation:
Fresh seed, division in spring
Exposure:
Partial shade
Soil:
Moist, cool soil high in organic matter
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Eastern North America
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 749

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