Also known as Japanese Spikenard
Looking for something uniquely different? Try this tropical-looking golden beauty! An excellent complement to hostas and woodland perennials, ‘Sun King’ emerges mid-spring with bright gold leaves held on nicely contrasting reddish-brown stems. This plant quickly forms a large clump of foliage which amazingly resists deer browsing.
If given at least a few hours of sun a day, the foliage will remain yellow all summer. In heavier shade, the foliage ranges from chartreuse to lime green. The more sun it receives, the more water it requires. It prefers moist conditions, so it should not be allowed to dry out.
In mid to late summer, clusters of tiny white flowers will produce inedible purple fruit, and the flowers are attractive to the honeybees. To read more about Aralia “Sun King” CLICK HERE.