Uvularia grandiflora Largeflower Bellwort Plants
oo-voo-LAR-ee-a   gran-dih-FLOR-uh

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Uvularia grandiflora, Largeflower Bellwort flower picture Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Uvularia grandiflora, Largeflower Bellwort flower picture Shade to part sun April, June Yellow 12 to 16 Average  12 to 18 Inches Perennial

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Uvularia grandiflora, Largeflower Bellwort
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Uvularia = From uvula, the soft palate (the pink dangly thing in the back of the throat.)
Apparently the flowers bear resemblance to this according to the Doctrine of Signatures

grandiflora = With large flowers

Uvularia grandiflora, Largeflower Bellwort is a showy woodland wildflower for the spring and early summer shade garden.  Plant Uvularia grandifloria Bellwort plants in average to rich soil in part sun to shade in a formal flower garden, wildflower garden or along a shady walkway.  This showy wildflower adapts easily to the flower garden.  Bellwort is an attractive woodland wildflower for the shade garden and can be grown over most of the United States

Plant native Uvularia grandiflora, Largeflower Bellwort plants with other native woodland wildflowers like  Columbine  Green Dragon  American Spikenard  Jack-in-the-pulpit  Goat's Beard  Wild Ginger  Wild Geranium  Virginia Bluebells  Woodland Phlox  Jacob's Ladder  Bloodroot   Woodland Spiderwort  Purple Trillium   White Trillium  Blue Cohosh  Black Cohosh  Shooting Star  Ginseng   Christmas Fern   Dutchman's Breeches  Celandine Poppy

The map below shows areas where native Uvularia grandiflora, Largeflower Bellwort wildflower plants grow wild, it can be grown over most of the US.  Plant in USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 9.  

Uvularia grandiflora
Largeflower Bellwort


New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
North Dacotah
South Carolina
South Dacotah

West Virginia


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PO Box  522
Willow Springs,  MO.  65793
Phone 417-469-2611 

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Uvularia grandiflora, Largeflower Bellwort plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.















USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 4-9, Height: 12 to 24 inches, Spread: 12 to 18 inches, Bloom Time: April - May, Bloom Color: Yellow, Sun: Part shade to full shade, Water: Medium, Maintenance: Low




erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb; stems forking above the middle

Flower: yellow, 6-parted, 1"-2" long, elongated shape, twisted, nodding; blooms April-May

Fruit: 3-lobed capsule with 2 beaks on each lobe

Leaf: oval to oblong, blade completely surrounds the stem

Habitat: dry; woods, forests; in rich soil

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Humus-rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Bellwort works well in naturalized woodland plantings as well as shady, designed beds. Seeds should be sown immediately upon ripening and should not be allowed to dry out before sowing. Mature clumps may be divided in spring or fall.
Seed Collection: Seeds ripen in late summer.

large-flowered bellwort
Uvularia: Latin for small conical body in the center of the human palate (little tongue), referring to the way the flower hangs from its stalk
grandiflora: large-flowered

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers a moist, humusy soil and part shade.

Noteworthy Characteristics:

This Missouri native wildflower is a clump-forming, erect plant that grows to 2' tall and features 1.5" long, pendulous, somewhat bell-shaped, yellow flowers with six, partially twisted tepals (petal and sepal look-alikes) and lance-shaped, perfoliate (leaf base encircles the stem), partially twisted, bright green leaves. Plant has overall droopy appearance. Occurs in the wild typically in rich woodlands, on wooded slopes and in alluvial valleys.


No serious insect or disease problems. Young growth susceptible to slugs.


An excellent native shade plant for the woodland garden, shaded border front, wildflower garden or naturalized area. Mass plantings under shade trees or along wood margins can be effective.

General Distribution: Rich deciduous woods often on hillsides, ranging from upland beech-maple and hemlock hardwoods to low floodplain woods and streamside thickets. Slender perennial up to 3/4 meter tall, stem zigzag and leafy above. Propagation Goal: Plants Propagation Method: Seed Product Type: Container (plug) Propagule Collection: Seed is collected by hand from locally native plants within the eastern central Upper Peninsula. Flowers April and May. Seed is a triangular fruit and is harvested in June. Propagule Processing: Dry for 1-2 weeks in open paper bags or open Rubbermaid-style bins. Seeds are not cleaned. Once seeds have dried, store in sealed Ziploc-style bags until sowing time. Cold store until planted (up to 3 years).

Pre-Planting Treatments: Grows best when the seeds are dispersed in the fall months in containers buried in the soil outside, which is the same as moist cold stratification of 3-6 months. Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Propagation Environment: In the ground in containers buried in the dirt. Container Type: grows best in any container that can be easily buried in the soil (6" deep by 4" wide). Sowing Media: Scotts Redi-earth Plug and Seedling Mix. Contains vermiculite, and sphagnum peat moss. Soil is sterile.

Thoroughly moisten the soil with water, mixing in the water with a trowel. Cover the holes in the bottom/sides of the plug tray cells with newspaper so that the soil does not fall out. Fill cells with damp soil and press soil down with a spoon. Refill the cell plugs with soil to the top, this time not pressing it down. Water the soil in the plug cells again. Sow the seeds by hand at a rate of about 1 seed in each small cell and 2 seeds in each cell with a diameter greater than 2.5". Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil or gently press the seeds into the dirt. Plant containers outside in the fall in order to allow it to go through its natural stratification process. Planting in containers allows better tracking of where the seeds are in the ground.

Establishment Phase: The seeds are in their natural environment outside for each phase. Nothing is regulated. Active Growth Phase: No fertilizers are used. Hardening Phase: None. Harvesting, Storage and Shipping: In the Upper Peninsula, flats that are not planted from late May to early October. Flats that are not planted in the summer remain in the greenhouse for another season. Other Comments: Grows well in woodland gardens and borders. Ants disperse seeds. Germination rate poor and slow. Vegetation (leaves) ornamental and unusual

Menominee Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Plant used for swellings.

Ojibwa Drug (Analgesic)
Root used for stomach pain, perhaps pleurisy.

Ojibwa Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Root used for stomach pain, perhaps pleurisy.

Ojibwa Drug (Pulmonary Aid)
Root used for "pain in the solar plexus, which may mean pleurisy."

Potawatomi Drug (Analgesic)
Infusion of root used for backache or with lard as a salve for sore muscles.
Potawatomi Drug (Orthopedic Aid)
Infusion of root mixed with lard and used as salve to massage sore muscles and tendons.

Potawatomi Drug (Orthopedic Aid)
Infusion of root used for backaches.