Seed grown Oconee Bell
plants now available for purchase
This year's Bellfest at Devils Fork St. Park in South Carolina will be March 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Belfest is sponsored by Friends of Jocassee. Oconee Bell plants will be available for purchase at the festival.
Visit The South Carolina Botanical in Clemson SC to enjoy the Natural Heritage Trail, where 100 nursery propagated Oconee Bell plants are thriving!
The beautiful and rare Oconee Bell (Shortia galacifolia ) grows naturally in a few locations in the Southern Appalachians of North and South Carolina. Its restricted range is probably due to past glaciation, where it was driven South into the escarpment region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shortia is hardy well into New England. Long sought after by gardeners and plant collectors alike, the Oconee Bell is now finally available. Considered by many to be the queen of the woodland garden, you can enjoy growing this rare gem and help expand its range.