Please Note: Spring ephemeral. These bulbs or roots come up, bloom early, and go into dormancy during hot weather. If purchased for spring delivery they will be either coming out of dormancy or actively growing mid-spring. If purchased late spring through fall they will be either going into dormancy or dormant and will not grow until the following spring.
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Part Sun – Full Shade
Height: 12-16 inches
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom Season: May – June
Suggested uses: Large-flowered Bellwort is an excellent ephemeral to add to naturalized woodland plantings and woodland gardens. They prefer to grow in moist, rich woodlands. The beautiful flowers droop below the foliage. This plant can form colonies and makes a nice ground cover.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the contiguous U.S. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees. Early-blooming!
Flowers: Drooping 1″ flowers with slender yellow tepals that sometimes spiral. They have 3 petals, 3 sepals and 6 stamens. It produces a 3-sided capsule.
Leaves: The opposite oblong leaves are perforated by the stem (the stem seems to pass through the leaves).
More information: USDA plant profile