Botanical Name: Uvularia perfoliata

En Français: Uvulaire perfoliée

Colour: Yellow

Bellwort is an excellent early-blooming native shade plant for the woodland garden, shaded border front, wildflower garden or naturalized area. It spreads slowly by rhizomes so you can achieve a mass planting look under shade trees or along wood margins in a relatively short amount of time. The Bellwort flowers and leaves have an overall droopy appearance when in bloom. However, after seeds are set, the leaves of Uvularia take on a different look, somewhat like a needle threading the stem through the leaves.

Other Characteristics

Pollinators: Bees, Birds, Bumble bees

Sun/Shade: Partial Sun, Shade

Planting and Care Considerations

Bellwort is easily grown in average, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.

Trillium cuneatum, Mertensia virginica, Stylophorum diphyllum, Asarum canadense, Trillium luteum, and Polemonium reptans


Water: Medium to wet

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