Aralia cordata 'Sun King'
Sun King Spikenard
Item #: 9133
Zones: 4a to 8b, at least
Height: 72" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Aralia 'Sun King' was the 2020 Perennial Plant of the Year...congratulations! Aralia 'Sun King' forms a dazzling 6' tall x 4' wide clump that emerges in mid-spring with bright gold compound leaves. With a few hours of sun, the foliage remains bright gold through the summer, at which time the clumps are topped with 2' tall spikes of tiny white flowers followed by ornamental black fruit. Brought to the US and named by Barry Yinger, who found it in a Japanese department store nursery, Aralia 'Sun King' is truly one of the most amazing new perennial introductions in the last decade! Did we mentioned that the edible new shoots are prized by food foragers?