More Information About Uvularia
Uvularia (Bellwort) are cute little woodland natives that have been overlooked during the "bigger-is-better" gardening fad. With gardens becoming smaller, along with the "back to nature" movement, folks are rediscovering this wonderful perennial. The genus Uvalaria is a delightful member of the lily family (Liliaceae). These woodland natives are great blending plants to mix with ferns and hostas during their primary floral show in early spring.
Uvularia are commonly grouped together with disporum, disporopsis, and polygonatum for their similarity of form and function in the perennial garden. They are small perennial plants with dangling white or yellow flowers in spring and are quite adaptable to both moist and dry conditions in the woodland garden. Unlike its lily relatives, bellwort is an ephemeral plant that is active in spring but goes dormant in summer.