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PlantFiles: Japanese Fairy Bells
Disporum sessile 'Variegatum'

Family: Colchicaceae
Genus: Disporum (dy-SPOR-um) (Info)
Species: sessile (SES-sile) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatum

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SusanDMD On Jul 17, 2005, SusanDMD from Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The plant has grown remarkably slow. However, it is a beautiful plant. It is July in North Carolina and the plant is full of purple berries.

Positive MattiN On Sep 7, 2004, MattiN from Nurmijrvi
Finland wrote:

Extremely pretty and so far seems hardy here in southern Finland, but last winter was not cold.

Seems to spread fast - last year it had 1 stem, now 11!


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