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A genus of between 45 and 62 species of herbaceous perennial plants in the Boraginaceae family native to North America and parts of Asia with a centre of diversity in the Rocky Mountains where they inhabit alpine, subalpine and montane zones. They have usually grey-green or glaucus leaves and tubular or open-trumpet shaped blue flowers. Commonly cultivated species such as M. virginica have become naturalised in parts of Europe. They prefer a shady spot.
Common problems with Mertensia
How to propagate Mertensia
You can propagate by division in the spring.
Seed in the autumn.
Other uses of Mertensia
Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.
Plants for Full Shade
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