Mertensia virginica, commonly known as Virginia Bluebells, is one of the most beautiful wildflowers in existence, if you ask me. Growing to about two feet, the foliage of Virginia Bluebells is soft blue-green, pretty enough on its own, but then the early spring flowers arrive. Beginning as pink buds and then opening to sky blue bells, they really do make a statement, and a mass planting is a sight to behold. Virginia Bluebells bloom in very early spring, along with Dicentra, Columbine, Phlox, and various bulbs, and they like shade or partial shade. Be aware that after flowering, Virginia Bluebells will die back and become dormant until the following spring, so be prepared for this or plant something nearby that will take its place if you don't like bare patches. These azure native wildflowers are pollinated by butterflies, so be sure to let the flowers go to seed so you can create your own mass planting. Spring shipping only. Zones 3-9.