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PlantFiles: Merry Bells, Sessile Bellworts, Wild Oats
Uvularia sessilifolia

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Uvularia (oo-voo-LAR-ee-a) (Info)
Species: sessilifolia (ses-ee-lee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Malus2006 On Mar 7, 2006, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This less known cousin to Large flowered bellwort are becoming more common in the nursery trade. It may seem to have a lot in common with Large flowered bellwort but its growing habit is different. While large flowered bellwort stays in a tight clump, Sessile Bellwort (I dislike the word Wild Oats) spread with long rhizomes in a evenly spaced area, almost like a ground cover. Another common name is Sessile - leaved bellwort because it have no petioles or stalk that connect it to the stem. (Not to be confused with a third species of bellwort, Perfoliate Bellwort, which is not hardy here in Minnesota)

Is zone 3b hardy

Neutral Terry On Mar 18, 2002, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Smaller than U. grandiflora, these have dainty yellow flowers that droop gracefully above the foliage. The flowers are followed by three-cornered green seed capsules. They thrive in areas with deep leafmould and high shade, such as from deciduous trees.

The plants should be divided every few years, and will readily form new colonies within a few seasons after being moved. Mulch generously with rotted straw, marsh hay, or old leaves.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oakland, Maryland
Eveleth, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Swanton, Ohio
Viola, Tennessee
Essex Junction, Vermont
Lexington, Virginia

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