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Uvularia grandiflora
BELLWORT

SKU: 539-005
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Uvularia grandiflora, the large-flowered bellwort or merrybells, is native to eastern and central North America. Growing to 75 cm (30 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) broad, it is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with pendent leaves which are hairy on the undersides. It blooms in mid- to late spring, producing large yellow, solitary or paired, bell-shaped, pendent flowers. The top parts of the plant tend to bend downward due to the weight of the leaves and flowers. The Latin specific epithet grandiflora means "large flowered".

The native range of Uvularia grandiflora extends from the Appalachians west to the Dakotas, Kansas and Oklahoma, from Louisiana and Georgia in the South to Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec in Canada. So, it is widespread across the eastern mountains, the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley. There are also isolated populations along Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Uvularia grandiflora is a woodland species found in open in rich moist woods with calcareous to neutral soils.

Bumblebees, mason bees, halictid bees, and andrenid bees feed from the nectar and collect pollen from the flowers. Deer love to eat these plants.

The plant is listed as endangered in New Hampshire and Connecticut.

In cultivation in the UK Uvularia grandiflora has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Height: 12"-18", 30-45 cm

Location: Sun or part

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-8

Seeds per pack: 5

Germination: Start these seeds indoors right away for best germination rates. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a seed-start mix, and water in. First keep them at room temperature for 4-6 weeks. This helps break the phytohormones which inhibit germination. Then cover them with plastic to retain moisture, and then place in a fridge for 6-8 weeks. Then bring them to a cool room (approximately 12°C, 54°F) for 6-8 weeks. If they are not growing they will need a second cold period, cover them with plastic and place in a fridge for another 6-8 weeks. Be sure they stay moist. After the second cold-moist stratification period they are then brought back to a cool (12-15C, 54-59F) room for them to germinate. This double cold period is not always needed, but sometimes necessary, and is very normal for these seeds. Germination is in 30-90 days after the second warming period, sometimes longer.

Uvularia grandiflora
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Description

Uvularia grandiflora, the large-flowered bellwort or merrybells, is native to eastern and central North America. Growing to 75 cm (30 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) broad, it is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with pendent leaves which are hairy on the undersides. It blooms in mid- to late spring, producing large yellow, solitary or paired, bell-shaped, pendent flowers. The top parts of the plant tend to bend downward due to the weight of the leaves and flowers. The Latin specific epithet grandiflora means "large flowered".

The native range of Uvularia grandiflora extends from the Appalachians west to the Dakotas, Kansas and Oklahoma, from Louisiana and Georgia in the South to Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec in Canada. So, it is widespread across the eastern mountains, the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley. There are also isolated populations along Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Uvularia grandiflora is a woodland species found in open in rich moist woods with calcareous to neutral soils.

Bumblebees, mason bees, halictid bees, and andrenid bees feed from the nectar and collect pollen from the flowers. Deer love to eat these plants.

The plant is listed as endangered in New Hampshire and Connecticut.

In cultivation in the UK Uvularia grandiflora has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Height: 12"-18", 30-45 cm

Location: Sun or part

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-8

Seeds per pack: 5

Germination: Start these seeds indoors right away for best germination rates. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a seed-start mix, and water in. First keep them at room temperature for 4-6 weeks. This helps break the phytohormones which inhibit germination. Then cover them with plastic to retain moisture, and then place in a fridge for 6-8 weeks. Then bring them to a cool room (approximately 12°C, 54°F) for 6-8 weeks. If they are not growing they will need a second cold period, cover them with plastic and place in a fridge for another 6-8 weeks. Be sure they stay moist. After the second cold-moist stratification period they are then brought back to a cool (12-15C, 54-59F) room for them to germinate. This double cold period is not always needed, but sometimes necessary, and is very normal for these seeds. Germination is in 30-90 days after the second warming period, sometimes longer.