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Yellow Waxbells

Kirengeshoma palmata

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Yellow Waxbells (Kirengeshoma palmata) at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Kirengeshoma palmata

Kirengeshoma palmata

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Yellow Waxbells (Kirengeshoma palmata) at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Kirengeshoma palmata foliage

Kirengeshoma palmata foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Ornamental Features

Yellow Waxbells features delicate spikes of buttery yellow bell-shaped flowers with orange eyes rising above the foliage from late summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its large serrated lobed palmate leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Yellow Waxbells is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Yellow Waxbells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Yellow Waxbells will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features