Spikenard (Aralia californica)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Spikenard
Give a thumbs up Elk Clover
Give a thumbs up California Spikenard

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: dark 1/4 inch purplish-black berries, each containing 3 to 5 seeds.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 60

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