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Cantonese Fairy Bells

Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’

Disporum

Fairy Bells

<i>Disporum cantoniense</i> ‘Night Heron’ <i>Disporum cantoniense</i> ‘Night Heron’

With a cultivar name that honors where it originated, Heronswood Nursery, and perhaps alludes to the majestic Black-Crowned Night Heron, this woodland treasure unfurls tall, bamboo-style stalks and magnificent, midnight-purple leaves. The polished evergreen clumps possess a straight-up, dignified and dark presence, offsetting spring’s myriad greenery. Deciduous in cooler climates, the foliage lines decorative stems marked by golden tan paper-like bracts at each node, and lightens to a greenish purple when summer arrives. In graceful repose, the tips bow, revealing terminal clusters of small creamy white bells, and later, abundant purple-black berries. A lover of rich moist locations, ‘Night Heron’ is easy to cultivate, gives its best show en masse and looks refined against Rodgersia aesculifolia’s broad foliage.

Blooms April–July

Size: 4' 0" – 5' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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