Virginia Bluebells

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Virginia Bluebell’s gorgeous flowers start out as lovely, pastel pink buds and open up into vivid, true blue blooms. This native plant increases in size each year with almost no care. (Mertensia virginica)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
SKU 3WF3
This beautiful member of the Borage family is a wild gardeners dream. It has beautiful flowers with pastel pink buds that open into true blue. It spreads, but not too quickly. The plant increases in size each year with almost no care. And its dependably hardy from zones 3 to 8. A great plant for spring bloom in shade. It likes moisture, and will do fine even in deep shade. (Deciduous, not evergreen.)
Associated SKUs
1MERTG
1FMERT3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
3WF3 (Bag of 3)
Common Name Virginia Bluebells
Botanical Name Mertensia virginica
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Foliage Blue-green foliage
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

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American MeadowsVirginia Bluebells
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Beautiful in any garden

By 

from Cincinnati,OH

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

    Beautiful in a formal, cottage or wild natural gardens. They get bigger and thicker every year - and bloom a true blue early spring.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Very healthy specimens.

    By 

    from Ogden Canyon, Utah

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

        Planted them last fall and 3 out of 3 came up this spring. I can hardly wait to see the blooms.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Total dud

        By 

        from Northville MI

        Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

        Followed planting directions to the letter - was a bit nervous since stock didn't look very good on arrival. Total waste of time and money.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful pink/blue blooms in spring!

        By 

        from Lancaster, NY

        Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

        One of my favorite spring flowers. I mix with my daffodils around my bird bath. Planted in fall and bloomed the first spring.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Satisfactory

        By 

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

        Roots were delivered for fall planting and performed well with existing plants.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        KH

        By 

        from Edwards, CO

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        Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

        These arrived very early for our area and still look nice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Blue bells

        By 

        from Ozona, TX.

        Pros

        • Started growing early
        • They ssurvived the winter
        • Very full and leafy

        Cons

        • Half of them died
        • Hopefully what survived
        • Will carry on and bloom

        Best Uses

        • I put them in a pot

        Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

        I'm sure they would be beautiful in a big garden, they started growing so good, don't know what happened. Hope the rest will bloom...

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Disppointed but optimistic

        By 

        from Uniontown, OH

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • All three roots produced
        • Plants seem healthy

        Cons

        • No flowers this year

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

          I have an English style garden with lungworts, scillas, bleeding heart, Jacob's ladder, forget-me-nots, ferns, hostas, lilies of the valley, sweet woodruff and Virginia bluebells. From one side, it is gorgeous in early spring. The three new bluebells I ordered will make the other side equally perfect. I hope they bloom next year.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The bells are ringin

          By 

          from Northern Virginia

          Pros

          • They are blooming now

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Good for small spaces

            Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

            They are growing well in my patio garden. I like the hue of green that the leaves are. they add a splash of color.

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