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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Sun King Spikenard

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Item #: 9133

Zones: 4a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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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?

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