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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet (60-90cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide every 4 to 5 years
Pollinators: Bumblebees

Common names
  • Yellow Wax Bells

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 14, 2018 6:55 PM concerning plant:
    My biggest customer has one specimen of this species in her diverse landscape in a partially shady, moist place with Hosta. It is native to Japan, Korea, and northeast China. The genus name of Kirengeshoma comes from the Japanese language of Ki = yellow, Renge = lotus flower, and Shoma = hat.
  • Posted by janelp_lee (Toronto, Ontario - Zone 6a) on Jan 13, 2020 8:41 AM concerning plant:
    This plant is easy to grow and propagate from cuttings. I tried several times to pollinate but failed. Loves partial shade woodland environment.
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 19, 2012 3:59 PM concerning plant:
    A great shade garden plant that does well alongside hosta, ferns, Toad Lilies, Astilbe, and other shade loving plants.
    Likes to be kept moist and likes to have a mulch of leaves or compost to help keep the soil cool and moist.

    Can be slow to establish. One of the few late flowering woodland perennials.

    Cut the dead foliage and stems back to the ground in late autumn.
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