Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells)

$8.00

Type: Forb

Area: Woodland

Height: 1′ – 2 1/2′

Bloom Months: May, June

Color: Blue

Sun: Part Shade to Part Sun

Moisture: Moist

Soil: rich loamy

Attracts/Benefits: Butterflies, Skippers, Sphinx moths, Hemaris thysbe (Hummingbird Clearwing Moth), Hummingbirds, Bees, Honeybees, Bumblebees

Photo credit: Possibility Place, Sharon Yiesla

14 in stock

SKU: 789 Category:

Description

Description from Possibility Place: Virginia Bluebells start with pink flower buds that open to blue in March and April. Foliage is a soothing blue-green and matures between 12”-24” tall. This plant is a true spring ephemeral, meaning the foliage goes dormant in summer. Great for naturalizing in rich, moist woodland situations. The flowers are pollinated by long-tongued bees primarily. Other visitors to the flowers include hummingbirds, butterflies, skippers, and Sphinx moths, including hummingbird moth.

Click here for more information:https://www.possibilityplace.com/our-plants/mertensia-virginica

Recommended for establishing soft landings under keystone tree species, more information about soft landings can be found here: https://www.pollinatorsnativeplants.com/softlandings.html

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