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Virginia Bluebells

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)
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Bag of 3 1FMERT3

Price: $18.95

Sale: $9.48

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 18-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late spring
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 1MERTG
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 Season Fall
Soil Type Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Native
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.)
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4.0

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5.0

Beautiful in any garden

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from Cincinnati,OH

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

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    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.

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Very healthy specimens.

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    from Ogden Canyon, Utah

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

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        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

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Total dud

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        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful pink/blue blooms in spring!

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        from Lancaster, NY

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              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.

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              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Satisfactory

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              from Virginia Beach, VA

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                    Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

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

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                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    KH

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                    from Edwards, CO

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                          Comments about American Meadows Virginia Bluebells:

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

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                          • No

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Blue bells

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                          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...

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Disppointed but optimistic

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                          from Uniontown, OH

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                          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

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                            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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                              Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                              As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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