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Virginia
Bluebells

Mertensia


Description:

These plants produce their foliage about the same time that deciduous trees sprout their new foliage.  It will set and drop seed in early summer then go dormant.
 
Common Name: Virginia Bluebells
Botanical Name: Mertensia
Type: Deciduous Perennial
Soil Preference: Will grow in moist soils as well as well-drained or loamy soils with a pH of acidic to neutral (less than 7.2)
Light Requirements: Partial shade, full shade
Attributes: Will grow in shade, good for naturalizing
Pests: None serious
Diseases: Some fungal diseases
Care: Division can be done in the fall and seeds can be harvested in summer. 

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

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Mertensia virginica
Virginia Bluebells
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Buds are usually pink to lavender, but open to blue bells, sometimes with a pinkish cast.  Flowers early in spring.  Use summer annuals to fill void after plants die back.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 18-24"
 

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