Bluebells - Mertensia virginica Bulbs
Plant at time of shipment - Bulb
Climate Zone: 3 to 8
Mature Height: 1.5 to 2 Feet
Mature Width: 1 to 1.5 Feet
Sunlight: Prefers Part Shade to Full Shade
Soil Conditions: Prefers Moist Rich Soil
Botanical Name: Mertensia virginica
Bluebells are a very popular plant found in homes throughout the eastern United States. They prefer rich soils. The bluebells prefer part shade with moist soils. They go by bluebells or Virginia bluebells to many. This perennial has a bright, deep blue color and the blooms look like a small bell. They will start showing their colors in early spring and last until the heat of summer. Many homeowners prefer this perennial because it will show them when spring has arrived.
This perennial has been around for hundreds of years. It was once heard to turned into glue and attaching feathers to arrows. It can get crushed and turned into a starch before starch. This plant has many uses that have been around for years. The flowers can be turned into the sap as glue.