Uvularia grandiflora – Ballyrobert Gardens
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Uvularia grandiflora

Uvularia grandiflora

£4.99


About this cultivar:

Uvularia grandiflora is a great plant. With subtle grace, this moisture-loving woodland dweller unveils exquisitely dainty, yellow blooms. Its slender rhizomes send up a colony of wiry, erect branching stalks alternately wrapped in smooth, fresh green oblong foliage without petioles. From the upper leaf nodes on arched stem tips, 6 twisted lanceolate petals define narrowly bell-shaped blooms that enact a merry, dangling dance. A Solomon’s Seal relation native to central and eastern America, Merrybells easily enchants any open, shady haunt.

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: March, April, May
  • Other features: Dappled Shade or Full Shade Loving, Grows well in Ballyrobert, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Clump forming, Columnar or Upright
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 45 - 75 cm (1.5 - 2.5 ft)
  • Spread: 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, yellow
  • Goes well with: --

    About this genus:

    Uvularia is a genus of plants in the family Colchicaceae, close to the lily family (Liliaceae). They are commonly called bellworts, bellflowers or merrybells. The genus name is derived from the Latin ūvula meaning "little grape," likely because of the way the flowers hang downward. For the same reason Uvularia may also refer to the similarly derived palatine uvula, which hangs down from the soft palate in the mouth. This unusual flower is found in April and May, often on wooded slopes or in ravines and it spreads by stolons,or stoloniferous rhizomes. they do best is part-shade and moist soils