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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone: 3 to 9 Bloom Season: March, April, May, June
Bloom Color: Pink, Blue, Purple
Height of Maturity: 1 to 2 feet
Soil Type of Preferred: Rich, moist, sometimes rocky, soils
Sun or Shade: Part shade, shade
Virginia Bluebells are a perennial herbal plant that grows 1 to 2 feet tall.
The foliage of these plants is a smooth grayish-green color with small clusters of pink buds. The buds open up into bell-shaped flowers that are blue lavender in color. The oval grayish-green leaves grow along each stem of the plant.
These conspicuous flowers have high water usage. They are a dependable, hardy flower that begins to bloom in early spring. It likes moist soils and will do well even in deep shady landscapes. These flowers will continue to grow in size each year, with little to no care.
Virginia Bluebells have many advantages. These one-inch flowers attract butterflies and are bee-friendly.
They are a great addition to woodland landscapes as they are deer resistant.
They also provide good ground cover without growing aggressively. These plants also make a great flower to use in cut flower arrangements.
Seeds should be collected between late May and early June. The fruit will ripen into a brownish yellow color after 3 to 4 weeks of the plant flowering. At this point, the stem has most likely collapsed. The seeds need to be dried and stored in a sealed container while being refrigerated.
If the seeds have been stored, they should be planted six weeks before the last predicted frost date. Another option is to sow the seeds as soon as they are collected. If they are stored throughout winter, the roots must go through the process of being cold-moist stratified for six weeks before they are planted in the spring.