Spring-flowering, North American perennial
Description: Showy, bell-like, yellow flowers with twisted petals on nodding stems; light-green, perfoliate (leaf base encircles the stem), twisted foliage
Habit: Erect, clump-forming plants 12-24” tall
Culture: Grows best in moist, rich woodlands and shady gardens
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Bellworts and Merrybells generally grow in mountainous coves with calcareous or limestone-rich soils. They were likely among the plants brought to England from North America by John Tradescant the Younger during the 17th century. U. grandiflora is the showiest species, with nodding, 2-inch long flowers. Two other similar species are found in the Monticello woodlands.
This plant will ship bare root. Grade: #1.
Bare root planting tips:
~ If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
~ Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
~ Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.