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Disporum flavens (Yellow Fairy Bells)

Yellow Fairy Bells, One-Flowered Disporum, Disporum uniflorum, Disporum sessile flavens


Disporum flavens (Yellow Fairy Bells) is a clump-forming, upright, rhizomatous perennial with arching stems clothed with dark green, lance-shaped leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm). In spring, small clusters of 1-3 bell-shaped, bright yellow flowers unroll with the leaves and dangle at the stem ends for a showy display. They are followed by blue-black berries that ripen in the fall. A handsome woodland species that adds a perfect touch of class to the shade garden.

  • Grows up to 24-30 in. tall (60-75 cm) and 9-12 in. wide (22-30 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade in humus-rich, consistently moist, acidic or neutral, well-drained soils. Tolerates full shade.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails.
  • Propagate by seed or by division.
  • Native to Korea.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Disporum - Fairy Bells
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 9" – 1' (22cm – 30cm)
Spacing 9" – 12" (22cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Disporum - Fairy Bells
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 9" – 1' (22cm – 30cm)
Spacing 9" – 12" (22cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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