Night Heron Chinese Fairy Bells

Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'

Item 080762


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  • Light Needs
    Full shade
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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.

New Spring Growth :: Credit: Dan Hinkley Close-up Foliage :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Landscape :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Close-up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Extreme Close-up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide, slowly spreading wider.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Rate: No
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving
Foliage Color: Purple
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Late spring blooms, followed by berries in the summer.
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Asian/Zen ,   Cottage
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.

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.


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'

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