Scientific Name: Kirengeshoma palmata
Common Name: yellow waxbells
Family Name: Hydrangeaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Pubescent, Orbicular, Ovate, Dentate, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Cyme, Yellow, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves coarsely toothed, lobed, up to 20cm wide, mostly palmately veined; flowers waxy yellow, drooping, bell-shaped; capsules three-horned, brownish-green.