Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: rich, average
Bloom Time: April, May
Bloom Color: yellow
Leaf Color: green, lime-green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts bees, clumping, cut flowers, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Uvularia grandifloraAlso known as:
large flower bellwort
Uvularia grandiflora is a delightful species with light-green leaves that are in stark contrast to the typically dark green of most shade plants. Both the leaves and the flowers are twisted and drooping, giving them a wilted appearance though healthy. The plants can grow up to 2' tall. The pendulous flowers are somewhat bell-shaped, bright yellow, and up to 1 1/2" long.
Largeflower bellwort is an attractive plant that will brighten woodland and shade gardens. It has a clumping habit and looks best naturalized or planted in groups. It prefers dappled light in part-shade, with rich, well-drained moist soil. Established plants are tolerant of dry spells, and seldom require supplemental watering. It is well-behaved, easy to grow, and low maintenance. It blooms in mid-spring: April, May. Zones 3-7
Established clumps may be divided in early spring or fall. This plant will self-seed. Collected seeds should not be allowed to dry out, and should be sown immediately after ripening in late summer.
Ideal for shaded borders. Young growth might be susceptible to slugs. Vulnerable to deer browse, particularly where they are overpopulated.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NH, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: CT, NH
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