Mertensia virginica

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Virginia Bluebells

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Beautiful tubular flowers emerge as pink buds and age to blue.
Looks lovely in the spring garden!

Height

12-24 Inches

Spread

6-12 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

You can see this in the Lurie Garden at Millenium Park in the spring.

Bloom Time

April-May

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

A lovely spring flowering native that goes dormant after flowering. Plant among other perennials that will fill its place in summer. It will freely reseed.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Columbine (Aquilegia flabellata pumila), Leather Leaf Sedge (Carex buchananii), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Bigroot Geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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