Mertensia sibiricaMertensia sibirica

Mertensia sibirica (syn. M. pterocarpa var. yezoensis)


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


This is a rare plant with leaves that have a blue cast and waxy lavender blue flowers. It is much improved over the beloved Virginia bluebells.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 7″ / 10″ / 12″
Exposure: Part Shade
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SKU: MERS Categories: ,
Common Name Japanese Blue Bells
Family Boraginaceae
Genus Mertensia
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Plant Type Perennial
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Flower Color Blue, Purple
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Required
Exposure Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
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Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 7" / 10" / 12"
Soil (Garden) Loamy/sandy, mineral.
Water (Garden) Average
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Comments As a young plant it shows deficiencies (yellow veins) until the roots fill a 4" pot. It is not tolerant of full shade.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
pH 5.8 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 100 – 150 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 9 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
Mertensia sibirica - Product Profile
Mertensia sibirica - Growing Recipe

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Mertensia sibirica