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botanical name:
Mertensia virginica
Mertensia virginica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Virginia cowslip, Blue bells
synonyms:  Mertensia pulmonariaoides
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.25m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 7
description:
Clump forming perennial with erect stems carrying soft ovate bluish green leaves. Tubular violet-blue or sometimes white flowers in mid to late spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil in light dappled shade.

usage:
Woodland garden.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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