Night Heron Chinese Fairy Bells
Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||dy-SPOR-um kan-toe-nee-EN-see|
|Lore||The superb spring foliage color of this selection brings to mind the dark plumage colors of the black-crowned night heron, which has known distribution throughout China and North America, hence the name 'Night Heron'|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide, slowly spreading wider.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring blooms, followed by berries in the summer.|
|Design Ideas||Perfectly sited in woodland or shade gardens. Highly effective vertical element in semi-shady borders or large patio tubs. Naturalizes well, spreading slowly to form handsome colonies.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Dogwood (Cornus kousa); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Spikenard (Aralia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
Best in humus-rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils. Plants will slowly spread over time by rhizomes to form colonies. An herbaceous perennial that may be root hardy with winter protection in USDA zones 5 through 6; semi-evergreen to evergreen in warmer regions.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9