Disporum smilacinum 'Ki-no-tsukasa'

Fairy Bells

Plant Type:


Disporum smilacinum ‘Ki-no-tsukasa’ – Green leaves are prominently streaked with creamy yellow at the tips on this small, sweet version of Fairy Bells. This is another relatively small-grower that would be a welcome addition at the front of a woodland garden where it will smile up at you as you stroll by. We hope you'll smile back - just saying. Slowly carpeting. Fertile, humusy woodland conditions. Established potted perennial by division.


4-6 in


Item Description Price  
DISPSMIK Disporum smilacinum 'Ki-no-tsukasa' (2.5 inch Square Extra Deep – 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $12.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Disporum smilacinum 'Ki-no-tsukasa'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Border
  • Rock Garden
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Woodland
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Moist
  • Woodland
  • Draining

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Disporum

The Fairy Bells are fantastic woodland denizens closely allied with Solomon Seal and Bellwort. Stems arise and often arch as with their relatives providing an elegant appearance which contrasts well with other shade loverss. Flowers, too, are often showy occurring at the terminal tips of stems as in Smilacina but each floret is more in the appearance of the bell-shaped flowers of Polygonatum (Solomon Seal) and Uvularia (Bellwort). They all prefer fertile soil high in organic matter in morning sun/afternoon shade, open shade or dappled light conditions. The following offerings are established pot-grown divisions from our plants.