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Disporum sessile 'Variegatum' (Fairy Bells)

Fairy Bells


Primarily grown for its lovely foliage, Disporum sessile 'Variegatum' (Fairy Bells) is a spreading, rhizomatous perennial with arching stems clothed with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves attractively streaked and edged with white. In spring, small, bell-shaped, greenish-white flowers dangle at the stem ends. They are followed by blue-black berries that ripen in the fall. A handsome Fairy Bells selection to brighten shady areas of the landscape, where it will spread to form a colorful variegated ground cover.

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall (30-60 cm) and 1-3 ft. wide (30-90 cm). This plant spreads rapidly without being invasive.
  • Performs best in part shade in humus-rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full shade.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs and vine weevils.
  • Propagate by division of rhizomes in spring.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Disporum - Fairy Bells
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 12" – 36" (30cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Disporum - Fairy Bells
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 12" – 36" (30cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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