Plant Type:SHADE PERENNIALS
Disporum megalanthum – only 4 remaining. This rendition of Fairy Bells is a very handsome medium-sized species. Arching stems zigzag with broad elliptic semi-glossy green leaves with handsome longitudinal veins. Showy white bell flowers are followed with purplish fruit. Moderately spreading, colonizing. Though not well known we have found it easy of culture, very handsome and sadly under-utilized. Git 'er one! Established pot grown perennial by old-fashioned division.
Zone:5 to 9
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Characteristics and Attributes for Disporum megalanthum
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
- Spring / Summer / into Autumn
- Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
- Deer Resistant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Dappled Shade
- Natural Garden
Growth Rate in the Garden
- Moderately Fast
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.