Growth Habit: Virginia bluebells have an upright growth habit. In the spring, pendulous clusters of blue flowers bloom at the top of 1-2 foot stems. Flower stalks emerge from a cluster of long basal leaves.
Staking: Plants do not usually require staking.
Watering: Provide Virginia bluebells with regular water. They do not thrive in droughty conditions.
Fertilizing: As with most natives, growing plants in fertile soil results in better health than frequent fertilizing. If soil is poor where you’re planting, add a handful of organic fertilizer at the time of planting and topdress each spring when new growth appears.
Trimming & Pruning These woodland wildflowers are ridiculously easy to grow and require little care. They can reseed prolifically when happy with their location. If you want to control spreading via seed, deadhead the plants directly after the blooms fade.
Mulching: Mulch lightly around Virginia bluebells in the fall. As microbes break down the mulch, they’ll incorporate organic matter into the soil. Mulch will also help keep the soil evenly moist around the plants.