Disporum lanuginosum 

Fairy Bells, Yellow Mandarin

Names and Myths

Disporum Greek dis double + spora seed – reference to two ovules in each cell.

 lanuginosum Wooly, Downy

Natural history / Folklore

Suitable for cultivation, seeds should be planted when ripe and a winter leaf cover may be left in place.47


May - early June. Wavy edged ovate leaves. Six greenish-white petals form bell shaped flowers at the tips of the leaf stalks. Fruit a red berry. Forests with neutral to slightly acid soils.14

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