Yellow Wax Bells

Kirengeshoma palmata

Prized as one of the most interesting and dramatic plants for shade, with large, maple-shaped leaves of deep green. Pendulous clusters of yellow, pearl-sized buds open into dainty, nodding bells in late summer. Intriguing, three-pronged seed capsules follow in fall. This handsome, highly sought after shrub is superb in combination with large Hosta and tall ferns in the woodland garden.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 4 1/2 feet tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureShade Loving, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Best grown in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Keep evenly moist. Shelter from wind. Protect young plants from snail and slug damage.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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