PLANT BASE

Mertensia virginica

Virginia blue bells

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
1.5-2'
1-1.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright
Flower
Perennial

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
March-April
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam
Average
Soil Preference
rich, well-drained, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Rich, moist woodlands and floodplains
Eastern North America to Georgia, Arkansas, and Minnesota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Christmas fern,Wild columbine,Wild blue phlox,Red trillium
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Plants go dormant in summer

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