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Japanese Spikenard

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4' (Plant 4' apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

A bold and beautiful anchor plant for a shady bed! Excellent cold hardiness is an added bonus. The finely-toothed arching leaves emerge sunny yellow and retain their color. Clusters of tiny white flowers in summer are followed by purple fruit. The berries are adored by birds, but inedible by humans. Foliage will retain color if grown with at least 2-3 hours of sun each day. Heavy shade yields lime-green foliage.

This deciduous, fast-growing Golden Japanese spikenard is a statuesque complement to Hosta and Heuchera. Pollinators love the flowers. Native to shady forested areas in Japan.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant

Aralia General Information:

Extra-large and fast-growing, so give Golden Japanese Spikenard sufficient elbow room. If grown in deeper shade, the foliage retains a muted lime-green color. (2-3 hours of sun will bring out the yellow tones) Bold foliage will contrast nicely with lacy plants like ferns and astilbe.

Aralia Plant Care:

Prefers moist, fertile, humusy, well-drained soils. If there is danger of a late spring frost, protect the newly emerging foliage. Shelter from strong winds to protect the large compound foliage. Will self-sow where berries fall.

$14.95 $13.46 ea.
(3+) $14.50 $13.05 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ARSK