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Mertensia virginica

Also called Cowslip, Roanoke Bells


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Mertensia virginica - Virginia Bluebells

More About Mertensia virginica

  • AKA Mertensia pulmonarioides
  • Sapphire-blue, nodding, trumpet-shaped flowers
  • New buds emerge pink and change to blue as they mature
  • Bluish-green, basal, elliptic to ovate leaves, 15 cm long
  • Foliage goes dormant after flowering
  • Bloom Time: April to May
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 45 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

40-45 cm

Spread:

40-45 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Virginia Bluebells Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in light shade in a moist area in a rich loamy soil. Natural habit is a woodland setting and can form sizeable colonies along rivers and streams. 


Mertensia virginica Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

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