Kirengeshoma palmata

Yellow Wax Bells

Kirengeshoma palmata

Photo Credit: Susan Martin

Kirengeshoma palmata

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Kirengeshoma palmata

Yellow Wax Bells

An essential foundation plant for shade gardens, this woodland perennial is grown as much for its bold textured, sycamore-shaped leaves as its late blooming, buttery yellow, bell-shaped flowers. Fills a pot completely with its shrubby form. Rarely bothered by pests, diseases or deer, it is an excellent performer in rich, moist soils.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 3-4'
  • Spread: 3-4'
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Gold Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 3-4'
  • Spread: 3-4'
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Gold Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Consistent
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes