Plant Guide

Disporum smithii

Pronunciation: dy-SPOR-um SMITH-ee-eye
Family: Colchicaceae
Common Name: Smith's Fairy Bells
Plant Type:
  • perennial

Height to: 24"
Width to: 12"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -20 to -30ºF ZONE 4
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9

Bloom Description: pendant, tubular, bell shaped, greenish white, followed by orange berries in autumn
Bloom Season:
  • early spring
  • mid spring

Sun Exposure:
  • part sun

Soil Type: cool, moist, well drained, humus rich
Propagation: sow seed in autumn, divide rhizomes in spring
Native to: British Columbia to California

This is a clump forming rhizomatous perennial.

Source: The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

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