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: Hydric (Moist) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Full Shade
Height: 4-12 inches
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom Season: May – June
Suggested uses: Sessileleaf Merrybells excellent ephemeral to add to naturalized woodland plantings and woodland gardens. They prefer to grow in moist, rich woodlands.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the contiguous U.S. Native throughout the most of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees. Early-blooming!
Flowers: Drooping flowers have 6 pale yellow petals that form a long, slender bell shape. There is usually only one flower per plant.
Leaves: Leaves can resemble grass in early spring and vaguely resemble Solomon Seal leaves later in the season. Oval, pointed leaves (6″ long and 2″ wide) grow alternately off of the stem. The stem may zig-zag “toward” each leaf. Parallel venation is evident on the underside of the leaf.
More information: USDA plant profile