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Add a little woodland fairy magic to your garden with the delicate, flowering Bellwort, Uvularia grandiflora. Also called Merry Bells, Bellwort is a Northeast American perennial staple that provides excellent ground cover and brings cheer to any landscape. This plant can grow to be almost 24 inches tall, and 18 inches wide. In the early spring, it bears yellow, bell-shaped flowers and heart-shaped leaves.

Where to Grow

While the hardy little plants thrive in most environments, they require some drainage to stay at their healthiest. Bellwort is best grown in USDA hardiness zones 4-9 and will do well in a fully shaded, well-watered corner of your yard. Place plants near shaded shrubs with adequate organic compost and watch them blossom!

How to Grow

Bellwort blooms in the spring and falls back in colder months, making it a low maintenance ground cover that requires no pruning.

The best way to grow the wildflower is to buy a starter plant from a nursery, and you can use mulch to protect it during the winter. In the early spring, the plant can be divided at the roots and transplanted.

Curative Properties

Not just a beautiful addition to any forest inspired garden; Bellwort is also famous for its uvula like shape. Its shape, combined with its ancient usage as a sore throat remedy, is what motivates its Latin name, Uvularia. Historically, the flower was also used in salves to treat skin conditions like boils or burns.

No matter your reason for wanting Bellwort in your backyard, it adds a touch of magic to any natural, woodland garden. It’s perfect for fully shaded areas in a garden, especially in temperate, moist places. This early blooming wildflower is excellent for attracting honey bees in the early spring, its many healing benefits, or just for enjoying in wooded margins throughout your garden.

The Bellwort is shipped bare root.

  • USDA Zones 4-9
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Growing Zones:
  • Color: Yellow, Green
  • Season: Late Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Exposure: Partial - Full Shade
  • Ships As: Root/Rhizome
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 6 reviews
  • 5

    Feb 08, 2024 Reviewer: Dotty Painter

    Lovely Bellwort, I had seen this plant on a wildflower walk elsewhere and hoped to grow this in my shaded garden. This is going to bring happiness to pollinators and me. Thanks Native wildflower nursery.

  • 4

    May 04, 2023 Reviewer: Mark B

    The root stock arrived at the end of April and looked fresh. I planted them immediately and now am waiting for them to poke through the ground. I'm giving a 4 rating, because I'm waiting to see if they grow.

  • 5

    Mar 20, 2023 Reviewer: Bellwort

    My shipment arrived today. The roots looked great. I can't wait to get these in the ground.

  • 3

    Dec 31, 2021 Reviewer: Sheila P Eldridge

    In the future, please include planting instructions - how deep to plant. Also, when I was putting in my order I was unable to change my zone. Thanks, Sheila

  • 5
    Bellwort bare roots

    Apr 21, 2021 Reviewer: Nancy Johnson

    Like all the bare roots from Native Wildflowers Nursery, these were healthy and already showing sprouts upon arrival. I keep going back for more wildflowers and would not buy them anywhere else!