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Houstonia caerulea, commonly known as Flowering Bluets or Quaker ladies, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Rubiaceae family. It is native to Eastern Canada and abundant in the United States.
Quacker ladies' names arise from the flowers' resemblance to hats worn by ladies belonging to the Quaker faith in old times. This plant is an adequate ground cover as it quickly grows under tall trees without the need for sunlight.
It grows better in organic, moist soil with slightly acidic soil pH and tolerates shallow rocky soil. Moist to good drainage enables the plant to bloom fast. It prefers partial sun and partial to full shade but does not appreciate hot afternoon sun.
They also grow well in dappled sunlight (shade coming through the canopy), partial shade (2 – 6 hours of sunlight), and Full sun (6 hours or more of sunlight).
Bluet Plants are low growing groundcover plants
The plant does not reach very high and has a ground-level basal rosette with a few leaves on the thin flower stems. The leaves are opposite and placed on either side of the stem.
They may be lobed or unlobed but are not divided into leaflets. The leaf blade edges are entire and do not have any teeth. The flowers are small and bloom in a pale blue color in April, May, June, and July.
However, you may see flowers in a few species of the genus Houstonia. Some varieties also have pink or white flowers with yellow centers. The areas around these plants are a beautiful display with blue, white, or pink flowers during full-bloom seasons.
Each flower has four petals that connect to form a tube on the bottom highlighted yellow. After the flowering season, the plant produces a dry fruit of 2 to 3.5 mm that splits open when ripe.
These flowering perennials are easy to grow and propagate through seeds or bareroot plants. To grow from seeds, stratify and sow the seeds at a shallow depth in Spring. The seedlings will show in the first year while the flowers bloom the following year.
These perennials are available commercially in seeds and bare-root plants. Wildflower Bluets reproduce through the dispersal of seeds through birds or wind. Usually, these plants grow in shady areas but may also be found in other areas when dispersed.
These flowers produce both pollen and nectar. The short tubes make it easy for short-tongued native bees to suck nectar. You may also find a few butterflies on your perennials when in blossom.
People Buy these Flowering plants widely to line garden pathways, encircle stepping stones, or accompany wildflowers. They can be easily transported from the planted area to another by digging them and replanting on a cloudy day.
Posted by Barbara Elmando on Aug 27, 2019
these look great where I planted them
Posted by Lurch Davis on Aug 26, 2019
these are so dainty i just love them
Posted by Rhonda Watts on Aug 22, 2019
These are beautiful.
Posted by Kristi Leroy on Aug 21, 2019
These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them packaged. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.
Posted by Pamela Wright on Aug 15, 2019
Very pleased with this plant. Looks wonderful with other wild flowers.
Posted by Mary Edgeworth on Aug 15, 2019
The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.