Members of the Uvularia genus are hardy perennials that range in height from 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 inches) in height.
They have drooping leaves and bloom in the springtime. The flowers of Uvularia species are drooped bells of yellow.
Some common names for Uvularia species grown in the garden include Cowbells, Merry Bells, Wood Daffodil, and Bellwort.
Uvularia grandifloria - Large-flowered Bellwort by wackybadger.
If you are planning to grow cowbells (Uvularia plants) from seed then start outdoors at the end of summer from fresh seed.
Seeds should be sown into flats and lightly covered once sown. Sink the flats into a shady area and cover with glass; keep soil moist.
The germination time of Uvularia ranges from one to six months. Once strong enough transplant the cowbell to their final location at the end of spring.
Ideally Uvularia should be spaced from 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 inches) apart (dependent upon the size of species).
Cowbells prefer to grow in shady or partially shaded areas of the garden that have a rich and acidic woodland soil (pH 5 to 6) which is moist.
Plants of the Uvularia genus such as cowbells, Wood daffodils and Merry bells are easy to look after. They like a moist soil so keep well watered.
Being a woodland plant they like shade, especially their roots, so ensure that cowbells always have a good mulch of leaf mold. If you require more plants then propagate cowbells by division in the spring.
The Uvularia genus, also known as Bellwort, comprises approximately 5 species.
Yes, Uvularia species are appreciated for their bell-shaped flowers. They're excellent for woodland gardens or shaded borders.
The most commonly grown species is Uvularia grandiflora, known as the Large-flowered Bellwort.
Uvularia species are not typically known for their fragrance, but their delicate, bell-shaped flowers are quite attractive.
Uvularia prefers partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil. They're a good choice for woodland gardens or shaded borders.
Currently, Uvularia is not known to be invasive in the USA. Always refer to local regulations for accurate information.
To remove Uvularia, uproot the entire plant including the root system to prevent regrowth.
The Uvularia plant genus is a part of the Colchicaceae family. It comprises about five species of perennial plants native to North America.
Uvularia plants grow well in partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. They can be propagated from seeds sown in fall or by division in spring. Known for their bell-shaped yellow flowers, they are commonly found in woodland gardens.