Bluets 5 For $21.99

Bluets 5 For $21.99

Bloom Season:
Sun And Shade
Height At Maturity:
Under 3 Feet
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 3-8
Flower Beds, Gardens, Landscaping
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Bluets (Houstonia caerulea)


Bluets: Houstonia caerulea, or common bluets, are an herbaceous perennial species. They are a North American native plant originating in eastern Canada. The adorable blue flowers add fresh color to any partially shady spots in your landscape.


Bluets are an unfussy plant, requiring optimized growing conditions--then little or no additional maintenance. They need nothing more than de-compacted, woody soil or peat moss and sufficient moisture. Your only job might be watering your bluets during a dry spell.


Bees and butterflies seem to find the nectar of this little plant irresistible.


The Petite but Impactful Presence of Bluets


Bluets are small plants, reaching maturity at around four inches high and wide. However small in stature, the blue-violet, blue, and purple blossoms are lovely and have an impactful presence in your garden.


Multiple stems are glossy and dark green. The small leaves grow in an opposing pattern along the stems; each leaf is smooth, green, and tiny--about an inch long. Because of this lush but low greenery, it sometimes appears like a green mat or carpet.


Four oval flower petals with gently rounded ends make up a bluet flower. Some people call this flower "Quaker ladies," as they form a pattern that looks like an old-fashioned head covering Quaker women wore. The flower center is a tiny brown or green and yellow dot. Petals may have a tinge of white to brighten the inner margin of the petals.


Where to Grow Bluets in Your Landscape


Bluets are versatile, hardy, and practical in many applications in landscaping. Here are some excellent ways to use bluets:


  •      Garden border: Bluets are the perfect petite plant for a garden border's front (low) row.
  •      Near a water feature: Bluets love high moisture content. If you have a shady fountain that splashes water droplets all day, bluets will benefit from it.
  •      Accent flowers for a walkway: Plant bluet next to your walkways or stepping stone paths; the short height adds color but still stays neat in appearance.


Order Bluets From TN Nursery Today


You will find many shade-garden uses for bluets--order from TN Nursery today.



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  • 4

    Posted by Connie Stone on Aug 22, 2022

    Well boxed and packaged. Will have to see if they survivor winter abd bloom next spring.

  • 5
    Quaker ladies

    Posted by Barbara Elmando on Aug 27, 2019

    these look great where I planted them

  • 5
    Quaker ladies

    Posted by Lurch Davis on Aug 26, 2019

    these are so dainty i just love them

  • 5
    Quaker ladies

    Posted by Rhonda Watts on Aug 22, 2019

    These are beautiful.

  • 5
    Quaker ladies

    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.

  • 5
    Quaker Ladies

    Posted by Pamela Wright on Aug 15, 2019

    Very pleased with this plant. Looks wonderful with other wild flowers.

  • 5
    Quaker Ladies

    Posted by Mary Edgeworth on Aug 15, 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!

Shipping Information

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.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

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.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

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.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April