Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

Yellow daffodils and bluebells © 2017 Kristen Prahl
Yellow daffodils and bluebells © 2017 Kristen Prahl

Zones: 3 to 8
Light: Part Shade / Shade
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 18″ to 24″
Spread: 12″ to 24″

Virginia Bluebells (or Virginia cowslip) are blue flowering plants that are native to North America and require almost no maintenance.

It sends up flower stalks in the spring that start out with pink buds and then open to light blue flowers.

Virginia Bluebells
Virginia Bluebells

The plants will go dormant in the summer, so be sure to plant it with other later-blooming perennials that will cover the bare spots.

Find some more suggestions for compact plants that grow in the shade HERE.

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