Korean Fairy Bells
Plant Type:SHADE PERENNIALS
Disporum uniflorum (syn. D. sessile subsp. flavens) – The Korean Fairybell with very showy yellow pendant bell flowers in a cluster at stem tips in spring soon after they emerge from winter dormancy. Black fruits follow. The handsome green leaves are prominently veined sometimes becoming yellow to golden brown in the autumn. This is a robust plant with a clumping habit making a tight barrier to uninvited weeds. It is also sometimes listed as D. flavens and even occasionally I have seen it written as D. flavum. But the newer accepted taxonomical ID is currently D. uniflorum. Clumping. Established potted Korean Fairybell from division.
Zone:(4)5 to 8
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Characteristics and Attributes for Disporum uniflorum
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
- Spring / Summer / into Autumn
- Deer Resistant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Dappled Shade
- Rock Garden
- Natural Garden
Growth Rate in the Garden
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.