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DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
I've tried to grow Uvularia grandiflora, but never had any success. They flower fine for the first year, but that's the last I see of them! I had them in a fairly deep good soil in a woody bed under the shade of trees. That was in my last garden. Now I'm on a damp (sometimes wet!) slightly acid silty soil and I want to try again ... but am I wasting my money? Has anybody had any success growing these? What sort of soil? What sort of aspect?
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,424
    Mine have just come up for the third year but haven't increased at all. Dry and alkaline here. I think they may be in trouble this year as their main shade tree came down in winter


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,415
    I was really pleased to see mine come up again, just this week (new last year). They're in a shadyish acid bed near to a pieris. I had heard that they can be tricky to grow.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966
    Never seem to last here.
    I have just bought some more, and will give them a last go, in a moist shady bed.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Thanks all - sounds like you have similar problems to me, though at least yours come back for a second year, I've never managed that. But I will try again with my "new" acid soil. I wonder what one has to do to get them to spread!

    @punkdoc - which variety did you go for?
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966
    U.grandiflora.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,424
    punkdoc said:
    U.grandiflora.
    Yes, Merrybells was new to me, and surprising, they don't look like Merry Bells, much more refined


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Beth Chatto Gardens (and others) sell Uvularia grandiflora 'pallida' - has anybody tried that?

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Finally got some, two U. grandiflora, and one U. g. 'Pallida'. Very charming, they look good in my woodland bed. Fingers crossed for next year!




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