PERENNIAL: Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebell) © Mary Free

Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebell) © Mary Free

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Spring has finally sprung when the pink buds of Mertensia virginica show themselves in late winter and early spring, evolving from being coiled up like a scorpion’s tail to opening to deep pink or blue nodding flowers in drifts of woodland carpets. The Virginia Native Plant Society named Virginia Bluebell as Wildflower of the Year in 1989.

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