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Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica

In March and April, pink flower buds open to sky blue on Virginia Bluebells, a spring ephemeral. Ephemeral plants are those whose foliage goes dormant in summer. The foliage of Virginia Bluebells is blue-green. Virginia Bluebells naturalize well making it a great choice for the shade or woodland garden.

One of the most beautiful spring wildflowers
Naturalizes well in moist shady sites

Gardening Suggestions for Virginia Bluebells:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Midwest Native
Height:
12-24 Inches
Spread:
12- Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3-8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Wild Geranium Wild Geranium
Woodland Spiderwort Woodland Spiderwort
Solomon's Seal Solomon's Seal

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Plants of Merit
Attributes
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Border or Bed
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage