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Kirengeshoma palmata (Yellow wax-bells)

Kirengeshoma palmata Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Kirengeshoma palmata kih-ren-gesh-OH-mah palm-AY-tah Common Name: Yellow wax-bells Genus: Kirengeshoma
This hardy, clump-forming perennial bears pendulous, shuttlecock-shaped soft-yellow blossoms in late August and early September. The plant has attractive, glossy, 4- to 8-inch-long, maple-leaf-shaped leaves.
Noteworthy characteristics: This unusual flowering perennial is native to mountainous areas of Japan and Korea. Survives the -20ºF winters of USDA Zone 5, as well as winters of warmer climates.
Care: Grow in rich, moist, acidic soil. Shelter from wind.
Propagation: Divide as soon as growth begins in spring, taking care not to damage young, tender shoots.
Problems: Slugs and snails may damage young growth and leaves.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Part Shade Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest

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