Water bluebells are one of the easiest water plants to grow. They are constantly covered with small, trumpet shaped 2 inch lavender-blue flowers with dark purple-green foliage throughout the growing season. They take sun to part shade and moist soil or water over the crown up to 6 inches deep. They reach 2 – 4 feet and about 24 inches wide. The foliage will turn a burgundy color in the autumn when the temperatures turn cooler.
I normally will plant my bluebells at the pond’s edge near the bog butterfly or water hibiscus to create a bushy colorful area. This is another water plant that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds in your garden.
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