New England Wild Flower Society

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Mertensia virginica

Virginia bluebells, eastern bluebells

Virginia bluebells lend a festive splash of color to the spring understories in New England, where they are also native. Among the earliest plants to flower, the eponymous blue bells persist for many weeks. Plant in quantity for an amazing spring display.

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Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 10-14 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Compaction Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Spring Ephemeral


North American Distribution


Virginia bluebells - Mertensia virginica from Native Plant Trust
Virginia bluebells - Mertensia virginica from Native Plant Trust
Virginia bluebells - Mertensia virginica from Native Plant Trust
Virginia bluebells - Mertensia virginica from Native Plant Trust
Virginia bluebells - Mertensia virginica from Native Plant Trust
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