Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: yellow, green
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6
Additional Tags: berries, clumping, colonizing, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, showy fruit, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Prosartes lanuginosaAlso known as:
Disporum lanuginosum, Streptopus lanuginosus
Prosartes lanuginosa is a woodland wildflower. It produces tall leafy stems, reminiscent of Solomon's seal. These are terminally divided into two or three leafy branchlets, each of which will bear two yellowish-green Flowers. These appear bell-shaped at first, becoming star-shaped when fully opened. The fruit are berry-like, green at first, orange to red at maturity.
Best grown in rich, humusy, moist soil in full to light shade. Plants can benefit from a layer of mulch or leaf litter, to maintain adequate levels of moisture and acidity. Prosartes lanuginosa will slowly form clumps via rhizomatous roots. These plants will add a strong design element to any shade, or woodland garden. Bloom times are from April to June, depending on location. Zones 5-6
Propagate from seed, or by root division.
Yellow fairybells is good understory, shade garden, or woodland species.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, GA, KY, MD, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
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