large flowered fairy bells
In early spring thin wiry stems emerge from the ground and branch in lovely layered patterns. The leaves are bright green and mature to a rich dark green. At the end of each branch one to three creamy white flowers are partly hidden in the foliage. Late in summer large conspicuous bright orange-red berries dangle from the tips. A beautiful and interesting native perennial that is easy to grow.
Colors & Combos
Great Plant Combinations: Trillium ovatum, Cardamine trifoliata, Polystichum setiferum Divisilobum Group, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’, Oxalis oregana evergreen form
Great Color Contrasts: red, silver, white
Great Color Partners: green, orange, red
Culture NotesThis tough native will grow well in light to dappled shade. It prefers a rich, well-drained soil, but will tolerate sand or clay. Once established it will grow best with occasional watering, but can tolerate drought. Once the foliage starts to yellow in fall it can be cut to the ground.
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Plant Type: compact perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9
Flower Color: white, cream
Sun/Light Exposure: light or open shade to dappled shade
Water Requirements: performs better with occasional watering, but is drought tolerant once established