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.
Virginia Bluebells are 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 (die-back) 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, the Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica) 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.
Virginia Bluebells are the staple of early Spring gardens.
ReviewsKathleen OlenicI ordered 6 plants. I thought I was getting plants v bare roots. The roots I received in a ziplock bag said 6 but there were 12 pieces present & they are small. I'm not optimistic about them resulting in anything next Spring. Also, no info provided about how to plant them. I looked it up. Disappointed.Kenton Macy
Recently plantedShipped promptly. Arrived Friday, kept in original packaging, and planted Sunday after the ground dried up enough after a rain. Rootstock was robust, but dry. Hoping they all come up and do well!A VDL
Virginia BluebellsThey bloomed beautifully. Thank you!Kaaren Ford
Virginia Bluebellsboth of these arrived promptly and in great shape, thanks so much for offering them and I may be ordering moreDeborah Brewer
Virginia BluebellsI received my Virginia Bluebells last week and can't wait until they pop their little heads out this spring. One of my favorite spring plants.Becky W Cook
Great Blue BellsThe bare roots I received were HUGE. I expected to receive 2" roots for the sale price, however the roots were between 4" and 6" each. This should result in large blooming plants the first year. I'm thrilled and can't wait to get them in the ground.Kari
The roots looked great!I received very healthy looking bare root blue bells from this company. I will plan to purchase more from them in the future.Pandalana
All Of Them Are Comming UP!These bulbs are awesome! And a great price :) They were a good size and healthy. I waited a bit for them to come up to leave a review; and they are all coming up! I highly recommend these and this company. My shipment of my order was delayed due to weather, I called them and they were wonderful. If you don't get them right away; they dig these FRESH from the ground! So, if the weather is bad, or it is raining; it could be a week or so before they ship them. I have since ordered again from them and, will be ordering more :)Jim Fain
Virginia BluebellsI bought a dozen bluebells a month or so ago. They were delivered within a week, nicely packaged and ready to plant. Got them in the ground that day and they are just now starting to poke through the surface. Can't comment on what the results will be, but to this point I am well satisfied. I have some poppies on order for Spring delivery and look forward to the saame good service.Customer
lovely and arrive in great conditionthese bluebells were lovely. the tubars are beautiful and have visible fiber roots. I know they be beautiful this SpringLinda Farley
Arrive within a week in excellent conditionMy order of Virginia Bluebells arrived within a week, in excellent condition, ready to plant- this was important because I only had a brief window in Fall to get them planted. Jackie was particularly helpful and responsive, I appreciate her support very much. Looking forward to Spring! LindaKathryn
Bare root Virginia BluebellsThe 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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