Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships Year Round|
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.