Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia Virginica

Virginia Bluebells start with pink flower buds that open to blue in March and April. Foliage is a soothing blue-green and matures between 12”-24” tall. This plant is a true spring ephemeral, meaning the foliage goes dormant in summer. Great for naturalizing in rich, moist woodland situations. The flowers are pollinated by long-tongued bees primarily. Other visitors to the flowers include hummingbirds, butterflies, skippers, and Sphinx moths, including hummingbird moth.

General Information:

Mature Height:  1 Foot
Mature Width:  1 Foot

Flower Color:  Blue/Pink
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Mesic, Moist

Exposure:

Partial Shade, Full Shade 

Bloom Period:

April–May

Attracts:

    butterflies

Pair With:

Wild Ginger

Christmas Fern