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Disporum sessile 'Tightwad'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Disporum sessile 'Tightwad'

Fairy Bells

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Item #: 5036

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Korea

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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

When we came across this unusual variant of Disporum sessile in Korea in 1997, its growth was so tight, we didn't recognize what species it belonged to. After 8 years in our garden, we finally have enough to share of this amazing plant. Growing only about half the height of typical D. sessile, D. 'Tightwad' makes a compact 6" tall stalk of green leaves, adorned with large white bells hanging below the foliage in early spring. Just like D. sessile, it does spread from rhizomes, but it has not become a bother in our garden.