Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

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Golden Japanese Spikenard

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Attractive foliage on this deciduous, tropical-looking, fast-growing spikenard. Golden yellow leaves brighten the shady garden. Tiny white flowers in summer are followed by purple berries. Pollinators love the flowers. Looks great with Hosta, ferns and woodland perennials.

Height

3-5 Feet

Spread

3-4 Feet

Color

White

Interesting Notes

Place in an area protected from cold, drying winds. Best in fertile, humus-rich soil. Water freely in dry weather. No pruning needed.

Bloom Time

August-September

Good Companions

Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), Variegated Hakone (Hakonechloa macra), Masterwort (Astrantia major), Barrenwort (Epimedium grandiflorum), Grayleaf Cranesbill (Geranium cinereum), Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), Barrenwort (Epimedium grandiflorum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Chartreuse
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Organic
Rich
Moist but well-drained
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