Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Syneilesis palmata 'Kikko'
Kikko Shredded Umbrella Plant
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Syneilesis
Item #: 8408
Zones: 4a to 8b, at least
Height: 18" tall
I have lusted in my heart for Syneilesis 'Kikko' after seeing a photo taken in Japan several years ago. The fuzzball-like foliage expands to form a shredded umbrella-like leaf atop an 18" tall stem. The veins on the leaf of Syneilesis 'Kikko' emerge creamy-yellow, providing an amazing contrast before the color fades in summer. I wish I could describe the tall thin spikes of tiny grey flowers as exciting, but hey...focus on the leaves. As with all syneilesis, they are easy to grow and amazingly drought-tolerant once established. If you're looking to one-up your gardening friends, I can think of no better way to start. Our supply is very limited, so don't delay.