Perennial

Aralia Sun King

Golden Japanese Spikenard

  • Bright yellow foliage in full sun
  • If planted in shade the foliage tends to go to a lime green
  • Tiny white flowers in late summer
  • New growth is golden yellow
  • Contrasting reddish brown stems

‘Sun King’ is brilliant from the start with bright yellow leaves that emerge in mid spring. These leaves are held on contrasting reddish stems. In summer 2' spikes of tiny white flowers are produced, followed by deep purplish black, berries that are enjoyed by many birds in the fall. Perfect for morning sun/afternoon shade areas.  Foliage retains its bright yellow color all season and looks especially nice in the semi-shaded garden planted behind hostas and ferns. Superb alone or grouped.

Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

Characteristics and Attributes