Grown for their elegant, deeply lobed, maple-like leaves and waxy bell-shaped flowers, the one or two species of Kirengeshoma work well in a woodland garden or shady border. They are native to Korea and Japan. The flowers bloom late in the season and are followed by 3-pronged seed capsules. A great shade garden plant.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsMaple-like foliage and waxy, nodding flowers.
CareChoose a sheltered site in partial shade. Grow in moist, acidic, leafy soil.
PropagationCarefully divide plants as soon as new growth starts in spring, or sow seed in a cold frame when ripe or in early spring.
ProblemsNew growth may be damaged by slugs and snails.