Virginia Bluebells - Mertensia Virginica
The Virginia Bluebell is a favorite for Wildflower nurseries here in Tennessee. This flower blooms in early Spring. It has beautiful blueish-purple blooms. Depending on the soil type they can sometimes bloom pink. This flower is a shade lover but can tolerate small amounts of sun. Very easy to grow. The underground rhizomes also self-pollinate over a period making them perfect for flowerbeds. The Bluebell is very popular for developing in fields as their beauty is enjoyed by families and photographers alike. This perennial ships bare root.
It is a native North American wildflower that can be found growing in wet, precious woods, reaching heights of 18-24 inches tall. It is best to plant these perennials in Fall or late Winter before they begin to bloom for the Early-Spring season. Transplanting while in full bloom is not recommended. There is no need to cut back or prune these flowers. Once planted and established this flower does all the work itself.
Homeowners have been using this plant for years. It does best when after being planted, for the gardener to leave undisturbed. It will colonize itself and will also go dormant for Winter (dieback) and return the following early Spring. Planting Daffodils in adjacent areas is a great idea, the contrast of colors looks fantastic. Photographers have highly sought after these two specific flowers for photographs for years. We do not think this technique will end anytime soon either!
Here at Native Wildflowers Nursery, this is personally our most favorite wildflower. For four generations it has been well sought after for personal gardens. We love this flower so far it is planted all across our wood line. No matter how many times we have moved from home to home over the years, we always dig up our Bluebells and take them with us. Something this wonderful cannot be left behind.
ReviewsKathrynThe 25 bare roots I received were very healthy and in great shape with lots of new growth sprouting on them. I was pleased to see that! I received them in a timely manner, too, and you can’t beat the price! The only reason I don’t give 5 stars is because no detailed planting instructions were included with the roots. All I received was a card that said “Virginia Bluebells” and that I should plant them 2 inches deep. I’m new to planting bare roots, so I had to look up information on how soon to plant them (it’s still hovering around freezing temperatures here in Ohio), whether or not to bury the sprouting parts of the roots or leave them above the soil, and what kind of moisture they need before and after planting. If more detailed instructions had been included for novices like me, then I would have given 5 stars. I will be back sooner or later, though, to buy some Trillium! Love these native wildflowers!Elfriede Henninger Smith
Harbinger of SpringThe bare roots I received looked very healthy. They should adapt to my garden without any problems.
can't waitBeautiful tubers can't wait till they pop out of the grounyGlenna H.
Excellent, Sturdy RhizomesI just received 100 (at least) Bluebells. They were strong healthy rhizomes and arrived in excellent condition. What a deal.
Best Place for Bare Root Bluebells!They arrived as promised and in excellent condition, packed perfectly!Tania
Wonderful bareroot!Terrific shape and quality. I won't see them til next year, but they certainly look good.
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