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Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link
Virginia bluebells
MEVI3

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat None
C:N Ratio
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Blue
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.3
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 3450
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 19360
Precipitation, Minimum 26
Precipitation, Maximum 54
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 4
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 225000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/24/2014 05:14 AM MDT