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Mertensia sibirica

Also called Siberian Bluebells


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Mertensia sibirica - Japanese Bluebells

More About Mertensia sibirica

  • AKA Mertensia pterocarpa
  • Deep blue to purple, funnel-shaped flowers
  • Flowers hang in small clusters
  • Blueish-green, basal, heart-shaped leaves
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Height: 30 cm
  • Foliage Height: 20 cm

Interesting Notes:

Mertensia sibirica does not go dormant after flowering, unlike the native species Mertensia virginica.

Zone:

1b

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Blue (deep)

Japanese Bluebells Growing and Maintenance Tips

A slow-growing perennial best grown in partial to full shade, in average to moist conditions and should not be allowed to dry out. Somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. 

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Mertensia sibirica Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge