Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Virginia Bluebells


Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica

Spring sun followed by summer shade, moderately wet to medium moisture level, prefers rich soil but tolerates most soils except rocky and heavy clay, moderately acid to slightly alkaline pH.  12-18 inches height, blooms in spring, blue to lavender flowers, will self-sow.

Germination Code:  C(60), M

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Makes a spectacular show en masse bloom.  Easy to grow.  Foliage dies to ground by mid-summer when plant goes dormant. Attracts butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and moths.


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