Night Heron Chinese Fairy Bells
Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'
|Description||Lustrous, dark chocolate-purple stems rise gracefully from the soil in spring, producing shiny, dusky purple leaves on gently arching side shoots. Creates an exotic bamboo-like effect. Small, creamy chartreuse flower clusters are followed by showy, purple black berries against dark green, purple-tinged foliage.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide, slowly spreading wider.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Dogwood (Cornus kousa); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Spikenard (Aralia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|Care||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.|
|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'|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.