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A picture of a Perfoliate Bellwort

Perfoliate Bellwort

Uvularia perfoliata

Also known as

Bellwort, Mohawk Weed

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








6 months to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Perfoliate Bellwort Overview

Uvularia perfoliata is a delightful woodland perennial that in spring produces single pale yellow drooping flowers at the top of a 15 to 30cm tall stems that hold 4 oval glaucous leaves clasped around them. Commonly known as the Perfoliate Bellwort or Bellwort, this fully hardy eastern US and Canadian native likes shady woodland settings with damp soil conditions making it a useful plant to grow as ground cover under shrubs and trees.

Common problems with Perfoliate Bellwort

How to harvest Perfoliate Bellwort

Rarely produces seed, but once ripening collect and so straight away to prevent it drying out.

How to propagate Perfoliate Bellwort


You can propagate by division in late winter or early spring or from ripe seed. Lift and divide sections of the rhizome, replanting or potting on straight away.

Special features of Perfoliate Bellwort

Attractive flowers

Ground cover


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