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Aralia cordata 'Sun King' (38 cells)

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2020 Perennial Plant of the Year. Vigorous shrubby clumps of heart-shaped compound leaves, butter-yellow in dappled sun, chartreuse/lime in shadier spots. White flower spikes in late summer, followed by ornamental purple berries.

  Production Location: Florida
  Tray Size: 38 plants
  Common Name: Spikenard
  USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  Mature Height: 48 inches
  Foliage Color: Gold
  Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

Cell Size: 38 cell tray. Depth 3". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 8.54
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 0.6-0.9
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 6 - 8 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at very low levels of 50-75 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants evenly moist.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Leaf spots, rusts
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: None required.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Grown primarily for foliage.
Other: None

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