Mertensia virginica. A magnificent choice for colour in shady areas, this woodland native of eastern North America has bell shaped, delicate, pale blue flowers that appear in early summer. This plant is pollinated by butterflies, and of no grazing interest to deer. It’s hardy to Zone 3, so it can take a really cold winter. Plant Virginia Bluebell bulbs along the north side of the house, among trees, or any place that is largely cast in shadow. In the summer, each flower produces four seeds that develop inside little nuts, and then the plant goes dormant until the following spring.
We regret that this product is sold out for 2016.