Virginia bluebells are one of the loveliest of the spring wildflowers. They like shade moisture and do best in rich soil. They are a fairly tall plant growing over 12 inches. The blooms attract a variety of insects. This plant is a prolific self-sower and can increase its number if it is planted in a favorable location. Like many of the spring wildflowers, this plant goes dormant at the onset of summer.
Mertensia is a wonderful addition to the natural garden.