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Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard

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$29.99
  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Height 2.5-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2.5-3 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade

The Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard will bring color and interest to any shady spot! It provides your space with unique colored foliage. This plant is also resistant to deer and produces inedible berries that add to the viewing interest. Its mounded habit makes it versatile for any area that is desired.

The unique foliage is what sets this one apart. In full shade it is a chartreuse lime. In part sun it provides golden foliage. During the summer you will notice tiny white blooms. The Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard has a mounded growing habit. It will reach a height and spread of thirty to thirty-six inches. Uses include border planting, landscape, as a focal point, and does well when mass planted.

Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard Care

The Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard does best when planted in part shade. It can tolerate sunny areas with adequate and consistent moisture. Soil should be rich and organic and deep loamy soil. All soil should remain moist but be well drained. This is not a drought tolerant plant. Consistent water is necessary. The Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard has average and regular water needs. In the winter it will die back and emerge in spring.

Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard Spacing

Spacing for the Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard is thirty to thirty-six inches, center on center. Proper spacing ensures your plant has room to develop a healthy root system and has plenty of space to flourish.

Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Yellow
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Height Class: Tall
Height: 2.5-3 Feet
Spread: 2.5-3 Feet
Spacing: 2.5-3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Resists: Deer
Features: Foliage Interest
Scientific Name: Sun King' Aralia cordata
Common Name: Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard
Other Name(s): Herbal Aralia; Mountain Asparagus; Udo
Brand: Proven Selections

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.