Large merrybells

Uvularia grandiflora

Large merrybells - Uvularia grandiflora

Common Name: Large merrybells
Genus: Uvularia
Species: grandiflora

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

From the creeping underground rhizomes nodding upright stems emerge each spring bearing long, pointed green leaves. A few weeks later the large lantern-like yellow flowers open, their twisted petals creating a beautiful effect. Thriving in partial to quite heavy shade it is a wonderful plant for the woodland floor or for underplanting in an awkard spot in a dark border.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in early spring. Protect the emerging stems from slugs and snails.