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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Bellwort Merry Bells - Uvularia perfoliata
The Merry Bells is a perennial flower native to the Northern United States and Canada but best suited for zones 4 to 8. In the springtime, between May and June, it blooms bell-shaped pale yellow flowers. The simple leaves are obsolete, meaning they are rectangular and are attached to a stem. At the top center of the stem is where the flower blooms and droops downward.
On the inner side of the flower petals, you can notice bumps of yellow or orange; this is one way to identify between it and other flowers of the same species. The stems also appear as if they are perforating the leaves, which is where it gets the Latin portion of its name; perfoliata.
In the states of Indiana and New Hampshire, the flower is considered endangered. If you live in these states, I suggest finding to plant and care for Merry Bells if you can.
Bellwort Merry Bell Plants are unique and have draping blooms in early spring and summer
Their native habitat is in woodland areas; be mindful of planting this flower in partially shaded areas to full shade. Merry Bells prefer moist loam soil. You can expect this flower to grow approximately 18 inches tall, but it has been known to increase taller than that.
The Merry Bells do very well in a pot if you would prefer to raise them that way, make sure to get at least a 24 fluid ounce pot and healthy fertile organic soil. By late summer, you can expect these delicate flowers to go dormant until next spring.
The Merry Bells were also noted in the "doctrine of signatures" that the plant, with the bells hanging in front of the rectangular leaf, makes it appear similar to that of the female uvula. Some plant owners prize it for this unique appearance and the story behind it.
None the less, whether you enjoy the adult story behind it or if you love bell-shaped flowers that seem to attract hummingbirds and bees, this flower, the Merry Bells, will make a beautiful addition to the garden, which will bloom and say hello to you every spring.
Buy Bellwort Merry bell plants online at Tn Nursery