Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Disporum cantoniense 'Indian Purple'
Indian Purple Fairy Bells
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Disporum
Item #: 9614
Zones: 5a to 9b, guessing
Height: 36" tall
We have been amazed at the performance of this evergreen Indian selection of the typically Chinese species of fairy bells. The 3' tall, bamboo-like shoots of Disporum cantoniense arise in early spring, often with a purple tint as they emerge. Disporum cantoniense 'Indian Purple' unfurls in spring into a multi-branched clump, topped in late spring with dazzling, dark purple, bell-like flowers from a species that typically flowers white. This is truly a most unique plant that will find a home in any woodland garden.