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Mertensia Virginicum


Mertensia Virginicum (Mertensia virginicum)

This is a cool shady woodland plant. Glaucous blue foliage and these clusters of bell -like flowers turning from purple to blue. They last for ages and the plant spreads rapidly by seed when it's happy, which it seems to be in my garden!



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Beautiful

8 May, 2011

 

Kath, next time I see you, I'll bring you a bit of this.....I'll try my best to remember! :))

8 May, 2011

 

Goodness Karen, i've never seen or heard of this before, its so lovely...those flowers are glorious....

8 May, 2011

 

Im back again Karen....I googled this lovely plant and 'virginicum' seems pale blue....'oblongifolia' looks more like yours...Im hoping to find it somewhere.:Gone on to my favs....>)

8 May, 2011

 

Motty, I can send you some of this. Send me your address if you would like me to.

8 May, 2011

 

I don't think the leaves are narrow enough for oblongifolia. It looks more like virginica to me motty. The flowers do lighten up as they open up.

8 May, 2011

 

very nice karen :):):):)

8 May, 2011

 

A problem solved - I'm looking for plants for shade.

8 May, 2011

 

I'll send you a bit as well then Meanie! Now, do I have your address already?...not sure, PM me!

9 May, 2011

 

I wasn't on the blag, although that would be rather good of you!

9 May, 2011

 

Is this the one you sent me Karen?

9 May, 2011

 

Yes, I did send you a bit of this I think Annie :) I'm just about to go and post the next lot for you! There's a little surprise in there too....I know you're gonna like it! Something else I've grown from seed.

9 May, 2011

 

Oooooh exciting!!!!
I will try to root the cuttings for you Karen as I don't think they will travel too well, any tips on how to get them going?

9 May, 2011

 

All I did was just as any other cutting...take a shoot without a flower bud and into the semi-woody growth. Cut it cleanly under a growth point, strip the first few pairs of leaves off, and shove it in compost to a depth of about 1-2" and water them in. Simple! I haven't kept them in the greenhouse since start of May as it gets too warm in there, just pop them in a sheltered position and off they will go!

9 May, 2011

 

I've sent you a pm Karensusan.....Honestly, like Meanie, i wasn't on the blag either..lol

9 May, 2011

 

lol....I know...it's easy to get a bit of this as it seeds all over my garden!

9 May, 2011



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