Plants By Type
Bluebells - Mertensia virginica
Bluebells are Native to Eastern North America and are often found in Rich Moist Woodland areas all over Eastern United States. Bluebells or Virginia Bluebells as they are most commonly called, are easily grown in Average Soil as long as it’s Well-Drained and has Plenty of Shade. It can grow from roughly 1.5 to 2 Feet in Height and 1 to 1.5 Feet in Width. They begin to Bloom from March to April, and they Bloom a slightly Pinkish color before they Mature and turn that Beautiful Blue color that we have come to know whenever we hear Bluebell. The gorgeous blooms on this perennial are in the shape of beautiful bells as they hang on the stems. This is a great plant and is very popular among homeowners for planting in gardens and natural areas as they are very easy to grow and maintain. They do extremely well when planted in climate zones three through eight and is also called Mertensia virginica by the botanical name. This plant is unique when grown as it has a cluster of beautiful oblong green leaves which the long stems for the flowers grow from the center. The stems of this plant appear to be a lime green as they mature. They look great when planted with other perennials that offer lots of colors and brings wonderful curb appeal when everything is in bloom during the spring and summer. The flowers bring a lot of color and life to all gardens and natural areas where they are planted and look lovely when used to create a beautiful border.
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