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Virginia Bluebell

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$5.69
Color
Blue, Purple/Lavender,
Color
Blue, Purple/Lavender,
Categories
Perennials
Bloom Season
Spring,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
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Reviews (14)

  • 5
    Unique and gorgeous

    Posted by Isabell on Dec 29 , 2020

    My blue bells bloomed and they look like something out of a magazine they go perfectly in my flower bed

  • 4
    Virginia Blue Bells

    Posted by Mary Mcguire on May 28 , 2020

    I received my 10 rhizomes but was disappointed they didn’t come with planting instructions. I called Tn nursery twice and left messages but no one called me back. I needed to get the rhizomes in the ground so I just planted them sideways. I would not order from Tn because of the lack of communication.

  • 4
    Virginia Bluebells

    Posted by Kevin Barry on May 13 , 2020

    The roots arrived in healthy condition, and should do fine.

  • 5
    Gorgeous

    Posted by Monica on Aug 27 , 2019

    The plants are growing beautifully.! Thanks so much!

  • 5
    Virginia Blue Bells

    Posted by Debbie Akins on Aug 26 , 2019

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

  • 5
    Virginia Bl

    Posted by Fanny Layne on Aug 26 , 2019

    These look amazing in my yard.

  • 5
    Virginia Blue Bells

    Posted by Abby Sanders on Aug 22 , 2019

    These are amazing.

  • 5
    Virginia Bluebells

    Posted by Elizabeth Wofford on Aug 15 , 2019

    The plants arrived in excellent condition. They were packaged nicely. Very good quality.

  • 5
    Virginia Bluebells

    Posted by Bonnie Crawford on Aug 15 , 2019

    Plants are growing beautifully. Excellent quality of plants.

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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 Year Round

Description

The Virginia Bluebell is a Woodland Perennial That Thrives in Partial Shade

Virginia Bluebell — Mertensia virginica — is native to the woodlands of the northeastern portion of North America. As a member of the Borage family, Virginia Bluebells bring the same true-blue color palette to the picture as their Forget-Me-Not cousins, and like other Borage family members, their flowers often start out pink and progress to blue as the blooms mature. A favorite of pollinators, bumblebees are often seen buzzing around this flower soon after it makes its first appearance in early spring, soon to be followed by butterflies and moths. Their long bloom period makes them highly prized by those seeking color for naturalized gardens and woodland areas. At a height of between one and two feet for mature plants, they can also be used for a casual cottage garden look under shade trees and along the northern sides of homes and other structures. Virginia Bluebells go dormant by mid-summer, making way for later-blooming perennials to put on their annual show.

The Virginia Bluebell Naturalizes Into Spectacular Colonies

In their natural habitat, Virginia Bluebells ramble and roam through forest glades and meadows, providing spring color under deciduous trees that haven't yet fully leafed out. The Virginia Bluebell is a social plant that loves its own company more than anything else, so while it doesn't really perform in formal garden situations as a specimen plant, it excels when planted in typical woodland soils and allowed to naturalize. This plant prefers moist, well-drained soils with plenty of organic matter and is very low-maintenance once established, making it an ideal candidate for lining creeks and for using near informal water features such as fountains, ponds, and waterfalls. It's also able to thrive when planted near or around Black Walnut trees, and unlike many woodland perennials, Virginia Bluebells are rabbit-resistant. It can also be used as a rock-garden plant, but it's important to overplant the area with quick-growing, blooming annuals that will take over once the bluebells have died back to the ground. Many homeowners include them in shade gardens with hostas and ferns — this provides a particularly serene ambiance when a quietly bubbling fountain is added to the mix as well as a comfortable seating area to create a peaceful outdoor reading nook. Because hostas and ferns both tend to expand as the growing season progresses, they'll cover any holes left by Virginia Bluebells once their bloom season has passed and they revert to dormancy until the next spring.

The Virginia Bluebell has bell-shaped flowers that form terminal clusters ranging in color from blue-lavender to sky blue on arching stems above the plant's large, oval, greenish leaves. This plant is remarkably free of any serious pest or disease issues. Recommended for USDA hardiness zones 3-8.

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