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Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Spikenard

Plant Type: Perennial

This deciduous perennial offers huge, compound foliage with leaflets to six inches, chartreuse-yellow in color, shading to pale lime, in contrast to its red-brown stems. A striking foliage plant for a cool, moist and shaded position rich loam. In late summer, tiny white flowers on radiating stems appear, followed by small purple (inedible) berries. Foliage and stems disappear for winter.


Height

36"

Spread

36"

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 (-40/-30F)

Spikenard Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate soil moisture.

Moderate
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant