Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells)
Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells) is a native Ontario plant that has pendulous trumpet shaped blue flowers on stems that rise above blue-green foliage.It goes summer dormant – the foliage dies back to the ground by mid-summer. Makes a wonderful addition to a woodland garden mixed with Hostas and Uvularia grandiflora.
- Light: Full Shade – Part Shade
- Soil: Prefers moist, rich, organic woodland soil.
- Moisture: Average – Moist
- Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Cut-flower
- Height: 24 inches
- Blooms: April to May
- Foliage: Blue-Green
- Spacing: 16-18 inches
- Growth Habit: Clumping
- Zones: 4-8
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