Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells

Mertensia virginica (virginia bluebells)

Mertensia virginica
(virginia bluebells)


Mertensia virginica has bell-shaped sky-blue flowers that dangle in clusters and it’s a native Ontario spring ephemeral. An ephemeral is a plant that goes dormant in the summer. We plant Mertensia virginica between Hostas so as the leaves of the Mertensia virginica are going dormant the Hosta leaves emerge and hide the decaying leaves. This is an outstanding perennial that returns year after year. Grown on-site and for sale at Plant Paradise Country Gardens.

  • Light: Full shade or part shade
  • Soil: Any type – the better the soil the better the plant grows
  • Moisture: Average – Moist – Dry
  • Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Unique different form
  • Height: 24 inches
  • Blooms: April-May
  • Foliage: Grey-green
  • Spacing: 12 inches
  • Growth Habit: Clump
  • Zones: 2-9

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All plant sales are in person at Plant Paradise Country Gardens in Caledon Ontario. As the 2017 Destination Garden Centre of the Year, we have been growing and selling hardy, unique and hard-to-find perennials organically for over 12 years. We are always trialing and testing them in the botanical gardens at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. Our growing practices benefit the whole environment, including the pollinators and beneficial insects.

At Plant Paradise Country Gardens we control every aspect of growing plants on-site. This begins with mixing soil in the potting shed and all the steps in between until the fully grown plants are ready for your garden. This gives us the opportunity to have control over the quality. Our responsibility is to grow healthy plants that are environmentally sustainable. We use only organic gardening methods to grow high quality plants without the use of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Our plants are available in one, two or three gallon containers.

We DO NOT use NeoNicotinoids which is a pesticide used by many plant nurseries that sell to garden centres and big box stores. This pesticide is a known cause of the decline in the bee population. Everything a grower uses in plant production is systemically released into the molecular structure of the plant. This becomes a chain reaction in the long-term health and vibrancy of the plant and your growing environment.

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