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Virginia Bluebells
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Virginia Bluebells

Beloved Native Wildflower

In mid-spring, large clusters of bell-shaped, sky blue flowers bloom atop 16- to 24-in. stems. This beloved native wildflower looks particularly striking when planted en masse—or planted next to ferns in full to partially shaded areas. Top choice for beds and borders or shady woodland gardens. Grows 1- to 2 ½-ft. tall. Zones 3-9.
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  • $14.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Mertensia virginica
  • Height: 12 - 24 inches.
  • Spacing: 12 - 15 inches.
  • Depth: Plant crown 1 inches below soil.
  • Spread: 8 - 10 inches.
  • Light Required: Full to partial shade; light, dappled shade is best.
  • Color: Lavender or pinkish in bud opening up to reveal lavender-blue flowers.
  • Foliage: Upright, rigid stems bear elliptic to obviate leaves up to 6 inches in length.
  • Blooms: Late Spring to early Summer.
  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Form: Upright
  • Flower Form: Nodding clusters of trumpet-shaped 1 inch long flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, humus, rich soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: None needed. Allow foliage to die back.
  • Size: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  • Comments: Delicate-looking pink buds open to reveal hanging, bell-shaped flowers of porcelain blue in mid spring. This native U.S. species is prized by bees, hummingbirds and butterflies as an early nectar source. Wonderful addition for under trees! One of the best-loved natives. Loose flower clusters arise from the axils of the leaves and stems. This woodland plant looks attractive planted next to ferns. The ferns can do double duty by filling in when the Virginia Bluebells dieback during the hot Summer days.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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