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This moisture-loving woodland plant produces dainty, yellow, drooping flowers in spring. Subtle on its own; plant it in groups for more impact. (Uvularia grandiflora)

Zones 4 - 9
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-14" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Size Bag of 3
This is one of our favorites. The flowers are not the main attraction here; its the foliage. The leaves are light green, and each is pierced by the stem, making the whole arrangement curious. No wild plant makes a neater clump than Bellwort, with the unusual foliage adding interest to your shade garden long after the flowers are gone.
Common Name Bellwort or Merrybells
Botanical Name Uvularia grandiflora
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Canada No

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Didn't Ring !


from Springfield , VA

Comments about American Meadows Bellwort:

Plants didn't thrive eventhough I followed instructions very carefully. If they have not died maybe they will grown this spring. I am reserving final judgement until the Spring maybe they will actually grown.

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came up puny...perhaps next year?


from Brooklyn, NY

Comments about American Meadows Bellwort:

Plant barely came up. It's puny and I cannot recommend it...

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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