Joy Creek Nursery

505-012   Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'  

Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'
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Thanks to the expeditions of Dan Hinkley from the original Heronswood Nursery, we have this dramatic woodland perennial with bamboo-like stems that have dark new growth that turns green as it ages. Tan bracts at the leaf-nodes also are reminiscent of bamboo, as is its rizomatous nature. In flower, however, the plant is clearly in the Lily Family and produces small black fruits later in the season. The glossy foliage remains evergreen in milder climates. (The species of this plant has recently been properly identified as D. longistylum but the plant is in the trade as D. cantoniense.)

Late spring, early summer.  3-5 ft. x 3 ft.

Creamy Green flowers

Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
 



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