1. ‘Cobblewood Gold’ Bellwort
Uvularia sessilifolia ‘Cobblewood Gold’
Size: 8 to 10 inches tall and wide
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, humus-rich soil
Native range: Eastern North America
Bellworts are one of my favorite native woodland-floor wildflowers. You certainly know spring has arrived when the wiry stems burst forth, displaying elegant yet bold emerald green foliage delicately edged in gold. Pendulous, pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers are gracefully displayed at the tip of each stem in early spring, a welcome sight for waking pollinators. Although this bellwort’s dainty appearance may fool you into thinking it may be fussy in the garden, I have found it to be rather adaptable. Place this delicate little beauty in a prime location along a woodland path for all to admire.
2. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Jacob’s Ladder
Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Size: 15 to 18 inches tall…
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