Kirengeshoma palmata and koreana are also known as ‘Yellow Wax Bells’ and are a woodland plant. This is a brilliant plant in that it really comes to life in late summer, and for a woodlander this is rare. It does require a little moisture to perform well, however it is well worth the water.
This as a tall growing plant reaching around 1m in height. Large palmate leaves are a mid to deep green. The flowers are small however very attractive as they rise above the foliage late in the season. Flowers are yellow and best described as bell shaped and pendulous on tall stems.
Kirengeshoma are a woodland plant from Japan and Korea. Dormant in winter they require shaded to part shaded position with protection from afternoon sun.
- Best grown in a humus rich moist position. We suggest digging in well rotted mushroom compost.
- Part shad to dappled shade, these are a woodland plant.
- Grow the back of the border as a foliage plant.
- Water during long dry periods
- Mulch around the plant to retain moisture and a cool root run.
Foliage can be cut right back to the ground in winter.
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'Sylvan Vale' 375 Olinda Creek Rd, Kalorama, VIC.3766
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