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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
yellow wax-bells palmate kirengeshoma
Kirengeshoma are rhizomatous perennials with palmately lobed, maple-like leaves and branched sprays of tubular bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers
K. palmata is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 1.2m, with palmately lobed leaves and dark maroon stems bearing nodding, fleshy, narrowly bell-shaped creamy-yellow flowers to 3.5cm in length in open panicles
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or North-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, lime-free soil enriched with leaf mould. Prefers partial shade but tolerates denser shade; shelter from cold winds
Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe or in spring (germination may be erratic). Propagate by division as growth begins in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Pests May be attacked by slugs and snails
Generally disease free
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