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Kirengeshoma palmata
Kirengeshoma palmata
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Kirengeshoma palmata

Yellow Waxbells

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.298.820

This is a first-rate foliage plant, forming an exotic-looking, upright mound of toothed green maple-shaped leaves. Flowers appear in late summer as tubular sulphur-yellow bells, rising above the leaves on purple-black stems. A good candidate for planting in a cool, damp woodland garden. Plants can be somewhat slow to establish and appreciate a mulch of leaves to keep the soil moist and cool. Beautiful in combination with Hostas, ferns, Astilbe, Toad-lilies and other shade-loving perennials. One of the few late-flowering woodland perennials. Great for cutting. Easily divided in spring, every 4 to 5 years. Cut the dead foliage and stems back to the ground in late autumn. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).

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Kirengeshoma palmata

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate