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Disporum (Ferry Bells) & Streptopus (Twistedstalk)

Ferry Bells and Twistedstalks are both small genera related to Salomon's Seal and are native from North America to central Europe and eastern Asia. They have only slightly creeping rhizomes from which emerge their flower stalks in mid spring followed by bright colored fruits in several species in mid summer. All species grow well in any cool, leafy, slightly moist, yet well drained soil in partial shade.
Sow preferably in autumn in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds Require a cooling period over several weeks prior to germination in late spring. Some seeds might take two years to germinate.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
10 seeds per package.
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Disporum hookeri (Fairy Bells)

Disporum hookeri (Fairy Bells)

50 (80)cm, Fairy Bells makes arching stems from a perennial rootstock and has broad oval leaves and nodding greenish white flowers. It is native of woods in north-western North America. For any humus rich, very well drained soil in a partially shaded to shaded spot. IV-V.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6224 € 4,99
Disporum hookeri var. oregonum (Oregon Fairy Bells)

Disporum hookeri var. oregonum (Oregon Fairy Bells)

50 (80)cm, Oregon Fairy Bells makes upright to arching stems from a perennial rootstock and has narrow oval leaves and terminal upright to nodding white flowers. This variety is native of woods in South-Western North America. For any humus rich, very well drained soil in a partially shaded to shaded spot. IV-V.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8696 € 4,99
Disporum smithii (Smith's Fairy Bells)

Disporum smithii (Smith's Fairy Bells)

30 (60)cm, Smith's Fairy Bells makes arching reddish stems from a perennial rootstock and has broad oval, dark green leaves and nodding creamy white flowers. It is native of woods in north-western North America. For any rich, very well drained soil in a partially shaded to shaded spot. IV-V.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6238 € 4,99
Streptopus amplexicaulis f. americana (North American Twistedstalk)

Streptopus amplexicaulis f. americana (North American Twistedstalk)

30 (45)cm, North American Twistedstalk makes arching stems in a zig-zag form and broad oval leaves covering the pale yellow to cream-white flowers below. In mid summer it isw decorated with bright scarlet fruits. A rare native of deciduous woods in North America. For any humus rich, very well drained soil in a partially shaded to shaded spot. IV-V.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6361 € 4,99
Streptopus amplexifolius (White Twisted-Stalk)

Streptopus amplexifolius (White Twisted-Stalk)

40 (90)cm, White Twisted-Stalk is a herbaceous, rhizomatous perennial with arching stems and oval leaves which are witish below, and white nodding flowers followed by elongated orange-red berries. It is native of fresh spots in woods in North America and Eurasia. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to shaded spot. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9285 € 2,99*
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