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Virginia Bluebell

Mertensia virginica

Native wildflower with pink buds opening to true blue pendulous bells, all hanging from unique blue-green foliage.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms spring

Mature Height:

18-24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 50-65° F providing 50% shade, keeping plants evenly moist but never wet or completely dry. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 3
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining organically rich soil with a neutral pH. Keep growing tip of root just below soil surface and angle downward in the pot. Once planted, water immediately to settle the soil around the roots.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist soil in shade to partial sun. Keep the roots cool by mulching.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.