Syneilesis palmata

Palmate Shredded Umbrella Plant

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Item #: 5617

Zones: 4a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan, Korea

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

Syneilesis palmata looks so much like a mayapple (barberry family) that it's almost impossible to fathom it is actually a ligularia cousin (chrysanthemum family). Syneilesis palmata is similar to Syneilesis aconitifolia but more deeply cut, with fewer leaf segments. Syneilesis palmata emerges with silky green leaves that open like a miniature umbrella to 6" wide, each sitting atop a 15" tall stem. The clumps enlarge thanks to a slowly spreading rhizome. For difficult woodland conditions, it doesn't get much better than syneilesis.