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Mertensia simplicissima


Beach Bluebells

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.364.090


Although related to our native Virginia Bluebells, this Japanese species is best suited to the sunny rock garden with a light sandy or gravelly soil. Powdery-blue succulent leaves form a low rosette, with trailing stems of pink buds that open into amazing little sky-blue bells in late spring and early summer. Plants do not become dormant during the summer. Performs best in regions with a cool summer climate. Not for average border conditions and probably best in the hands of more advanced gardeners.

Further details for
Mertensia simplicissima

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Blue
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Mertensia simplicissima


Beach Bluebells

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.364.090


Although related to our native Virginia Bluebells, this Japanese species is best suited to the sunny rock garden with a light sandy or gravelly soil. Powdery-blue succulent leaves form a low rosette, with trailing stems of pink buds that open into amazing little sky-blue bells in late spring and early summer. Plants do not become dormant during the summer. Performs best in regions with a cool summer climate. Not for average border conditions and probably best in the hands of more advanced gardeners.

Further details for
Mertensia simplicissima

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Blue
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.