Yellow wax-bells Kirengeshoma palmata http://www.whiteflowerfarm.comPhoto/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Yellow wax-bells (Kirengeshoma palmata) kih-ren-gesh-OH-mah palm-AY-tah 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. Overview 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 Uses Beds and Borders Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Kirengeshoma palmataView the discussion thread.