Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Uvularia grandiflora - Largeflower Bellwort

Great Merrybells

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Largeflower Bellwort

To view the natural range of  Largeflower Bellwort visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
Uvularia grandiflora
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Wildlife Significance - Uvularia grandiflora

Nectar Source - Early spring nectar of mining bees, sweat bees, flies
Pollen - Provides pollen early in the spring for mining bees, sweat bees
Deer - Find this plant tasty 

For more details on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower website

Propagation Notes- Great Merrybells

Division - Like most native woodland wildflowers Great Merrybell has grown at a rather inconspicuous rate. In the fall of 2017 we decided our patch was stable enough to divide. If all goes well we should have Great Merrybells in the spring of 2018
Plant Provenance Uvularia grandiflora - Largeflower Bellwort - Scioto Gardens, Columbus, Ohio, 2010 - Nodding Onion Gardens 2014 to present
Uvularia grandiflora
Largeflower Bellwort singing happily in the garden!

Cultivation Information - Largeflower Bellwort

Height - 1 to 1 1/2 ft
Flower Color - Yellow 
Blooms - May
Sun - Shade

Hardy Zone - 
Soil - Moist to average, mulch plants with compost
pH - 6.0 to 7.0

Family - Liliaceae
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Picture taken at Benjamin Franklin Garden, Old Brooklyn, Ohio