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A picture of a Virginia Cowslip

Virginia Cowslip

Mertensia virginica

Also known as

Blue Bells, Virginian Bluebells, Blue And Pink Ladies, Blue Iris, Chiming Bells, Kentucky Bluebells, Roanoke Bells, Smooth Lungwort, Tree Lungwort, Virginian Spiderwort, Virginia Lungwort, Eastern Bluebells, Bluebell

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Virginia Cowslip

Mertensia virginica
Virginia Bluebell seen in Brooklyn Botanic Garden
A photo of Virginia Cowslip

Virginia Cowslip Overview

This species will produce blue flower in clusters which bloom in the spring.

Common problems with Virginia Cowslip

How to propagate Virginia Cowslip

Seed

May sow seed yourself when fresh.

Special features of Virginia Cowslip

Attracts butterflies

Other uses of Virginia Cowslip

Naturaliser, shade, fragrance, rock gardens. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.