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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)
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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. 


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