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Uvularia grandiflora

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
oo-voo-LAR-ee-a gran-dih-FLOR-uh
Description

A native perennial wildflower in the Colchicaceae family. It is low maintenance and tolerates drought and dry soil. Yellow blooms appear April through May and the flowers are showy and make good cut flowers. The plant has an droopy appearance due to the weight of the flowers and leaves. It prefers moist, humus soil and partial shade but can tolerate dry soil. The root system is rhizomatous, from which offsets are often produced and can occasionally form colonies. Works well in woodland gardens, shade boarder, on slopes or allowed to naturalize.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or diseases problems though young plants can be damaged by slugs.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#showy flowers#yellow#drought tolerant#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#wildflowers#shade tolerant#nectar plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#specialized bees#dry soil tolerant#native garden#woodland#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#yellow#drought tolerant#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#wildflowers#shade tolerant#nectar plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#specialized bees#dry soil tolerant#native garden#woodland#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Uvularia
    Species:
    grandiflora
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern US
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NH , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: MB , ON , QC
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Uvularia support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Derandrena) uvulariae.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    3-celled seed capsule with 3 rounded lobes and a rounded tip. The cells contain several seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.5 inch deep lemon-yellow flowers with six smooth but twisted perianth parts. The solitary flower is pendulous and shaped like a long narrow bell.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 6 inch long and 2-inch wide pale green lance-shaped leaves that circle the stem and have a fine down on the lower surface.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil