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Disporum cantoniense
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Disporum cantoniense

Fairy Bells

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Item #: 3350

Zones: 7a to 10b, possibly colder

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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We have been amazed at the performance of this evergreen Chinese species of fairy bells. The 3' tall, bamboo-like shoots arise in early spring, often with a purple tint as they emerge. They quickly unfurl into a multi-branched clump, topped in late spring with dazzling, dark purple, bell-like flowers. This is truly a most unique plant that will find a home in any woodland garden. We feel that this will have a much-extended hardiness range even past our conservative estimates.