A most beautiful spring wildflower that is also easy in cultivation. Uvularia grandiflora is not a stranger from the cultivated woodland garden (although not as popular as it could be). Easily spotted in the woods after the slender stems, 40-60 cm tall, with clasping leaves. The flowers are bright yellow with twisted tepals, somehow bell-shaped and drooping, and appear in May to June.
Uvularia is an important food source in the spring, providing nectar and pollen for bumblebees, mason bees and other bee species. It will grow to form a nice, tight clump in a few years, and it can be used solitary or in large groups.
Germination: seeds kept moist after collecting, at room temperature until late fall and then cold/moist, will start to germinate in the spring (April-May). In the first season, they will only develop a rhizome/roots and the first leaves will start growing in the second year. Sown outdoors in late fall, it will undergo these cycles naturally.