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Mertensia maritima (simplicissima)
Mertensia maritima (simplicissima)
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Family:  Boraginaceae
Hardiness:  to Zone 3
Mature Size:  6"x30"
Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Time:  July-August
Moisture Needs: Moist
Price: $16.00
Pot Size: Gallon Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P0350

Love this plant and we'll never garden without it.  From the northern beaches of New England to Greenland and Japan to Alaska comes this beaut.  Lustrous blue leaves and terminal clusters of small sky blue flowers puts this in a class all by itself.  The possibilities of dynamic contrast with other plants makes you realize you just don't have enough room to capitalize on all the great ideas that come flooding in.  Don't get bogged down and enervated by the choices - go with the first one - it will be great!  Excellent spiller for containers if fed well.  Loves a moist rich soil where it can easily be 3 feet across. Goes dormant in the fall so just nip off the stems and you are done with maintenance on this until the same time next year.  Our kind of plant.