Evergreen Solomon Seal relative from Taiwan via plantsman Ozzie Johnson. Loves moist shade in zones 7-9 where the rounded leaves on stems up to a foot shelter the hanging white bell flowers. Combines well with all of those shade garden plants that any self respecting plant collector loves so rest assured that garden harmony will remain intact.
Disporopsis arisanensis - Heronswood Form
An evergreen Solomon's Seal relative from the mountainous slopes of Taiwan where it forms thick clumps as part of the rich understory. Low arching stems hold white bells underneath the leaves. Even though it is evergreen, we trim back the old stems in spring just before the new growth starts. Hardy to zone 7.
Disporopsis arisanensis BSWJ1864
A collection by the Wynn-Jones from Taiwan and likely the first introduction of this species to cultivation. An uncommon evergreen lookalike to Solomon Seal, this has low arching stems to 8"-12" with broad leaves and late spring-early summer white flowers colored with purplish markings on the interior. Shade, moist and hardy zone 7-9.
Disporopsis aspersa MD06002
Our collection from the Erlangshan in Sichuan in 2006 of a robust form of the species. White flowers in small bells held under the evergreen stems. Of the 8 or so clones of this species, this collection is easily the most vigorous spreader and held its evergreen foliage quite nicely through 6 nights of 15F. Shade is good.
Disporopsis aspersa RHR CH047
Collected by Riz Reyes in Sichuan in 2005, this is a superb form of the species with the largest flowers of any of the clones we grow. Admittedly, Disporopsis in flower will never make the cover of glossy magazine but this is good. Whitish flowers with yellowish tones in the interior. Evergreen to 24".
Disporopsis bakeri syn. D. pernyi 'Bill Baker'
Surprisingly tough evergreen Chinese Solomon Seal relative which simply performs in the shade garden. This was recently given specific status after being introduced as D. pernyi 'Bill Baker' and the new species commemorates J.G. Baker who studied Asparagaceae as well as Bill Baker. White flowers with an interior swatched in dark chocolate.
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Disporopsis jinfushanensis MD10-117
Extreme rarity from the summit of Jinfoshan where this was found growing in moss and leaf litter atop a narrow shoulder of hard limestone napped in snow from the night before. A diminutive species to just 3" tall with small evergreen thumbnail leaves and small white flowers touched in rose on the interior. Light lavender fruit follows.
Disporopsis luzoniensis BSWJ 3891
A collection from the mountains of northern Luzon in the Philippines by the folks at Crug Farm. This has the same evergreen nature as the other species with arching Solomon Seal-esque stems to 16", narrow elliptic leaves, white flowers and purplish fruit. This is a good grower for mild gardens, rare of course.
Evergreen Solomon's Seal. This is a darn good plant from Sichuan China that really performs here in the Northwest. This makes dense clumps of upright stems clad in glossy evergreen leaves below which dangle white bells in spring. We typically cut back last years growth in spring. Easy.
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Disporopsis pernyi - China Clone
This is a clone from a wild collection in China which came to us from a friend and we have finally a few to offer. Evergreen leaves in our climate looking a lot like a Solomon Seal with similar white bells in spring. The lavender fruits offer a subtle attraction in the shade garden later in the season. We clip the old stems off in spring as the new starts to grow.
Disporopsis pernyi - Vietnam
This clone came from a collector in Vietnam and no data as to whether it was from a wild collection or cultivated plant. He is an extremely knowledgeable collector and likely this represents a wild collection. Evergreen Solomon Seal relative with white bells under upright and slightly arching stems clad in alternate green leaves. Good clumper and this species is a reliable shade garden plant which has been hardy in Kansas. If like us, you want a broad genetic diversity in your collection then look no further.
A very low growing species which we received under the name jinfushanensis but have since had identified as undulata. We saw the true jinfushanensis on Mt Jinfo fall of 2010 and it bears no resemblance to this which is better! Slowly spreading evergreen stems and speckled whitish bells.
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