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Disporum Genus

Fairy bells

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Disporum genus (Fairy bells). There are between 10-20 species of spreading or upright woodland plants. They will produce arching stems with attractive lance-shaped, alternating leaves. The green-yellow flowers are bell-shaped and hang under the stems. They are fully hardy and will require a cool, semi-shaded position with humus-rich soil. You can propagate by division in the spring or by seeds in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Other common names

Fairy lantern

Origin

Himalayas, Asia and N.America

Interest and use

Grown for suitability to woodland gardens.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

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