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Virginia Bluebells - Mertensia virginica

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Phonetic: mer-TEN-see-ah ver-JIN-ih-kah

Virginia bluebells is found in moist woodlands and river flood plains. It has blue, bell-shaped flowers. Other common names include eastern bluebells, Virginia cowslip, and lungwort oysterleaf. This ephemeral perennial plant comes up early in the spring. The emerging foliage is deep purple but quickly turns green. Plants have smooth, oval, blue- to gray-green leaves with prominent veins.

  • Hardiness:  3 - 8
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Partial, Shade
  • Flower Color:  Blue
  • Bloom Time:  April, May
  • Soil Type: Medium, Moist
  • Mature Plant Size:  2'
  • Plant Spacing:  1-2'
  • Host Plant: Nessus Sphinx
  • Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies
  • Advantages:  Deer resistant
  • Landscape Uses: woodland or shade garden
  • Companion Plants: Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Wild Ginger, Wild Strawberry, Wild Blue Phlox
  • Deer Resistant