UVULARIA Throatwort

It is a member of the Lily family, spreading underground by means of rhizomes. The upright stems bear glossy clasping leaves, and in spring these branching stems are topped by long, pendent bells. It is only worth searching for if you have a shady patch of acid soil to fill – it will fail miserably in a small sunny crevice.

VARIETIES: The main species is U. grandiflora (U. sessiliflora) – height 9 in., spread 9 in.

Flowering period: May. The stalkless leaves clasp the stem and both the flowers and fruits hang from the tips of the stem like bunches of grapes. The narrow bell-shaped flowers are yellow. U. perfoliata is a closely related species with similar flowers; the only major difference is the appearance that the stems pass through the leaves.

SITE AND SOIL: Requires well-drained but moist soil – thrives best in partial shade.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.