Common name: Disporum hookeri, Drops of gold, Hooker's fairy bells.
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 60 cm
Maximum Height: 90 cm
Packet Content(approx.): 15
This tough, rather rare and extremely beautiful perennial from western North America to western Canada, displays bell-shaped white flowers with splayed petals, and protruding stamens with large anthers, the fruits being sizeable, attractive red berries. Growing quickly from seed, it soon makes a strong-growing clump with a solid root ball which will prevent weeds from invading, thriving best in damp shade or semi-shade.
Sowing advice: Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
extremely beautiful perennial from western North America to western Canada