Have you grown Kirengeshoma palmata?

yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 308
I have just bought a Kirengeshoma, after a long search trying to find a supplier in my area.
I know they like lime-free conditions in a sheltered, shady, or partial shade, position.
I have seen them growing in the grounds of various Country Houses and in the Nursery where I made my purchase, but I would like to know of any successes/failures in a garden situation.
Has anyone any feedback, please?
A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,725
    Have grown Kirengeshoma palmata for years ; too much sun and the leaves begin to crinkle so your positioning is correct . It also appreciates copious amounts of water (preferably rainwater) . If your water is hard you'll be defeating the object of planting in a neutral/slightly acidic soil .
    I've found mine to be fairly greedy in its food requisites , and use MiracleGrow as it happens to contain many beneficial trace elements .
    Apart from all that it really isn't a problem plant to grow ! :)
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,725
    PS  One point I forgot to mention ; they're very prone to chlorosis if not fed correctly although Sequestrene normally combats this .
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 308
    Thank you very much Paul. Your tips are much appreciated. I shall nurture my plant carefully.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,932
    Have been growing one for many many years. It is an east facing bed next to a hedge so dryish. No regular feeding or special treatment. It flowers profusely every year. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,932
    edited 16 August
    This is it the other day just about to flower. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 308
    Thank you, Hogweed. Your plant looks very healthy .......the dog too!!!
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,932
    Little whippet came for a photoshoot in the garden on Tuesday. She was a poppet!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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