MERRYBELLS, BELLWORT

FAMILY: Colchicaceae | GENUS: UVULARIA

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8

Plant Details

Delightful wildflowers native to eastern and central North America. Grown for their hand- some foliage and bell-shaped yellow blooms. Easy to grow in shady places with rich, moist, acid soil. Plants grow about 1 feet wide and spread by rhizomes to form colonies; propagate by division. Good companions to hostas and ferns.

big merrybells

uvularia grandiflora

  • To 212 feet tall.
  • Upright, leafy stems, somewhat reminiscent of Solomon's seal (Polygonatum), hold downward-pointing, medium green, narrowly oval and pointed leaves to 5 inches long.
  • In spring, bright yellow, 2 inches-long, narrowly bell-shaped flowers with twisted petals hang from upper leaf axils.

wood merrybells

uvularia perfoliata

  • To 2 feet tall, with narrow, oval, pointed blue-green leaves to 4 inches long.
  • Leaf bases encircle the stems.
  • Pale yellow bells are 112 inches long.

little merrybells

uvularia sessilifolia

  • Dainty, charming plant to 112 feet tall.
  • Wiry stems carry stalkless, lance-shaped leaves to 3 inches long.
  • Nodding yellow flowers to 112 inches long appear at stem ends in spring.
  • Cobblewood Gold has gold-edged green leaves; 'Variegata' has foliage edged in white.

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