Excellent evergreen alternatives to Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum) for shady places, even quite dry. Mostly with creamy bell-like flowers followed by berries.
Disporopsis have proven to be amongst the toughest, easiest and most reliable evergreen woodland plants we grow. They do need to be out of the worst cold winter winds (or they will loose at least some of their foliage) but are otherwise very hardy.
A form with more narrow leaves giving a slightly more refined and "lighter" look in the garden. Clumps of evergreen foliage with white and green bells in early summer. 30cm. Best in good soil in shade.
New to cultivation this species has shiny, evergreen leaves, quite narrow and held on stems to 40cm. Lots of whitish flowers with green/brown speckles in late spring to early summer. Good soil in shade.
A more or less evergreen relative of Solomon's Seal. Broad light green leaves on curved stems to 40cm, with ivory flowers stained green in late spring and early summer. Ordinary soil in shade, even quite dark.