Not widely grown Uvularia grandiflora is the pick of this small genus of spring flowering bulbs. A few named cultivars are available including ‘Cobblewood Good’
Requiring a humus rich soil, Uvularia are an excellent plant for a lightly shaded position. Attractive flowers followed by good foliage that holds well into summer they make a colourful addition to the garden. We think they are an elegant plant, they do need some moisture over summer, however are well worth the effort.
They are a plant that grows from rhizomes and require similar conditions to Polygonatum and Convallaria. Bees and insect love the flowers and they are a brilliant yellow. The slightly twisted foliage adds another level of interest.
These small bulbs are originally from America. Flowering in spring they are also known as Bellworts Fairybells or Merrybells.
Uvularia are a woodland species and are especially suited for growing in the shade garden.
Uvularia Species include :
- U. grandiflora.
- U. perfoliata.
- U. sessilifolia.
Uvularia grandiflora Growing conditions and care
A low growing perennial to around .3m Uvularia grandiflora has pretty nodding yellow flowers in spring, an excellent plant for a woodland situation.
U. sessilifolia is similar in habit but with very pale yellow flowers, slightly taller growing is U.perfoliata
Spreading by underground rhizomes, clumps can be divided in winter or early spring
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Uvularia grandiflora is available for sale form the following nurseries
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