Virginia Bluebells - Mertensia virginica
The Virginia Blue Bell is nothing short of breathtaking. They are very beautiful and add a delicate touch to any garden. They grow in clusters and the clear-blue tubular flowers flare at the mouth form pink buds. The lance-shaped foliage turns medium green form purplish-brown before going dormant (usually right after it blooms). The Virginia Blue Bell is perfect for borders and it is a wonderful compliment to spring bulbs. the Virginia Blue Bell is a perennial that flowers white and blue blossoms. It blooms in the summer and in the spring. It is also resistant to deer and makes for an excellent ground cover. The Virginia Blue Bell perfect to add a hint of color.
This wildflower is great and beautiful when blooming. It will grow in rich soils and is very adaptable to different types of soil conditions. They will start to bloom during March and bloom through April. This wildflower will be stunning and beautiful in a natural area or garden area. The small flowers will show out and be stunning when in bloom with their bright blue to almost purple color. Each stalk can become home to several bluebells at once. They look just like their name, small bells.
This plant blooms from early spring to June. It prefers rich soil. The best place for this plant is in the light shade near a stream. This plant is not an evergreen. Virginia bluebells look best when combined with wild geranium.
Mertensia Virginica also was known as Virginia Bluebells
It is native to North America, and can be found growing from the mid-west, west coast, east coast and even the middle part of the country. The blooms will appear from the middle part of spring and last until the summer months. The leaves are long and can grow up to 7 inches long.