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Virginia Bluebells

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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.

 

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    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.

     

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    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 Bluebells

    I 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 condition

    these bluebells were lovely. the tubars are beautiful and have visible fiber roots. I know they be beautiful this Spring
    Linda Farley

    Arrive within a week in excellent condition

    My 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! Linda
    Kathryn

    Bare root Virginia Bluebells

    The 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 Spring

    The bare roots I received looked very healthy. They should adapt to my garden without any problems.

    can't wait

    Beautiful tubers can't wait till they pop out of the grouny
    Glenna H.

    Excellent, Sturdy Rhizomes

    I 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!
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