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Kirengeshoma palmata, Yellow Wax Bells,
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. Shelter from the wind. 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).
Sun Exposure: part shade
Soil type: clay (amended with organic material)
Soil PH: neutral or acid
Soil Moisture: average or moist
Care level: easy (mulch in spring)(shelter from the wind)
Flower color: yellow
Bloom time: late summer mid fall
Foliage Color: deep green
Uses and Characteristics: accent: good texture and form, foliage plant, specimen, border, massed, woodland, shade, attracts butterflies, deer resistant, cut flower, tall, fall interest
Flower head size: medium
Height: 90-120 cm (35-47 inches) Width: 75-90 cm (29-35 inches)
Growth Rate: slow
Propagation: By division in spring every 4 to 5 years.
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