General Plant Information (Edit)
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
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

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Common names
  • Yellow Wax Bells

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Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England UK 
Date: 2013-10-04
Kirengeshoma palmata
Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Date: 2007-08-06
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-06-10
- Beautiful leaves for a shady garden spot.
Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England UK 
Date: 4000-01-13
Kirengeshoma palmata
Location: East garden
Date: August
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Hts, MI
Date: 2012-09-24
Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universität Hamburg
Date: 2022-09-13
Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universität Hamburg
Date: 2022-09-13
Location: East garden
Date: September
Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Date: 2007-08-06
Location: Salem Hard Plant Society Annual Fall Sale, Rickreal, Oregon
Date: Sep 15, 2012
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University of Delft
Date: 2017-09-20
Location: East garden
Date: May 2015
Emerging leaves have a silvery frosting toward the center

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Breezy Knees garden, York, UK
Date: 2020-09-10

Photo Courtesy of Shikoku Garden Inc.
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Photo Courtesy of Shikoku Garden Inc.
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Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-09-14
specimen in a garden
Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universität Hamburg

Date: 2008-11-27
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2005-09-04
My Yard
Location: East garden
Date: September
Location: East island
Date: June
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-02
late to return in spring - but patience is rewarded
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-08-25
Location: East garden
Date: August 2015

Credit: Dominicus Johannes Bergsma
Location: Salem Hard Plant Society Annual Fall Sale, Rickreal, Oregon
Date: Sep 15, 2012
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2005-09-04
My Yard
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Hts, MI
Date: 2012-09-24
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Hts, MI
Date: 2012-09-24
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-08-17
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-08-17
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Hts, MI
Date: 2012-09-24
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-08-17
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University of Delft
Date: 2017-09-20
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University of Delft
Date: 2017-09-20
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University of Delft

Courtesy Avant Gardens
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Location: East garden
Date: September
Location: East garden
Date: August
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2009-10-13
Photo by foraygardengirl
Location: Shade Garden Pittsford NY
Date: 2011-09-06
The second year for this spreading plant with clusters of soft ye
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Comments:
  • 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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