Kirengeshoma palmata

 


Article by: Geoff Bryant

Kirengeshoma palmata

Sometimes known as yellow waxbells, Kirengeshoma palmata is a late-flowering rhizomatous perennial , Budget For Your Garden up to 1.2m high with arching stems and is native to the woods , Hydrangea Forever & Ever Red and mountain lowlands of Korea and the Japanese islands of Shikoku and Kyushu. The unusual name? No, it doesn't come from an obscure Danish botanist called Kirengeshom. It's really just a Latinised version of the original Japanese name. Palmata, a common specific epithet, means shaped like a hand and refers to the foliage. Formerly classified in its own family, it is now a member of the hydrangea family, although its flowers, , Wood Fences which are around 3cm long, are more reminiscent of those of a single-flowered Japanese anemone. The flowers , 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea (PPAF) of most of the plants , Brilliant Corners: House s and Your Health seen in gardens , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly are a fairly deep yellow, though the colour , How to Create a Beautiful Landscape Painting of wild specimens ranges from white , Growing Tomatoes Organically to apricot. While beautiful , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health and graceful, the fleshy-petalled flowers, , Quickly Grow a Natural Privacy Screen or Sound Barrier which are borne in sprays on wiry stems that bend under their own weight, never really open fully. The buds , History of the Adirondack Chair start to burst in early autumn. , Create and Furnish Your Outdoor Room While the flowers , History of the Adirondack Chair can be something of a disappointment, it isn't too great a disadvantage that they don't open fully as this is a plant , Hydrangea Forever & Ever Red grown as much for its foliage as its flowers. , How to Choose the Best Lighting for Your Greenhouse The leaves are up to 20cm long and wide with pointed lobes that are deeper on the basal leaves and very shallow on the reduced leaves found on the flower , Building a Deck Things to Check if Using Softwood Species stems. The generally accepted opinion is that it the only species in its genus, but some botanists prefer to classify the Korean plants , How to Build Your Own Backyard Bat Cave separately as Kirengeshoma koreana. As far as gardeners are concerned any differences between the plants , Blowers are very minor, though there is some suggestion that the Korean plants , Blowers may eventually be larger than their Japanese cousins and that their flowers , 5 Must Know Tips For A Better Looking Landscape open more fully. As you would expect, considering its origins, Kirengeshoma palmata prefers a moist, leafy, humus-rich soil , Landscape Photography & Painting in partial shade. In other words, typical woodland conditions. In late autumn , 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea (PPAF) it dies back to its rootstock, which is extremely hardy and quite capable of withstanding -15°C. It is propagated either by division in winter , Hydrangea Forever & Ever Red or early spring, , Organic or Chemical Feeding of Plants - What's Best or by raising from seed. , Life's a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space The seed , Patio Design - Add Awnings As A Colorful Finish For Your Patio Design prefers cool temperatures, , Gardening - Growing Tasty Tomatoes around 12 to 15°C and the germination time is variable, anywhere from 30to 300 days. I've found that sowing fresh seed , Re-Potting Your Orchids in the autumn , Teak Umbrella : Add the Final Touch to Your Patio and leaving the seed , 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea (PPAF) tray in a shady place , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives for germination in the following spring , Gardening - What are Annuals and Biennials? satisfies any stratification requirements and gives good results. Kirengeshoma palmata is an ideal companion for any Japanese or Chinese woodland plants , Growing Tomatoes Organically and looks magnificent under maples, the leaf shape of which it complements perfectly. Because it needs ample summer , Taking Inside Comfort Outside: A Look at Outdoor Patio Heaters for the Home moisture it thrives at the edges of a bog garden , Teak Umbrella : Add the Final Touch to Your Patio with candelabra primroses, Rodgersia and irises. Its late flowering , A Quick Guide To Fish Pond Bridges habit is invaluable in providing interest at a time of year when other woodland plants , Vegetable Container Gardening may be becoming rather dull. So why isn't it far more common? I have absolutely no idea.
I am a garden , 5 Must Know Tips For A Better Looking Landscape book author and horticultural photographer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I run a stock photo library called Country, Farm , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Basics and Garden , How to Choose the Best Lighting for Your Greenhouse (http://www.cfgphoto.com). This article may be re-published provided this information , Quickly Grow a Natural Privacy Screen or Sound Barrier is published with it and is clearly visible.

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