Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Syneilesis

Shade loving members of the Daisy family that are grown for their outstanding foliage. They both look great planted next to Hostas and S. palmata also with ferns too.
They prefer partial to full shade on moist, acidic, well drained soils. Hardy from zones 3 to 7, even thriving in Alberta with winter mulch. They are excellent choices for dry shade.

* photos taken on June 30 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


Syneilesis aconitifolia ( Shedded Umbrella Plant )
A really cool foliage plant native to eastern Asia ( northeast China & Japan ) with deeply divided leaves up to 15 x 15 ( rarely over 12 ) inches in size on erect stalks up to 2 feet tall. This extremely attractive foliage plant is a rhizomatous spreader that is easily containable. Moderate growing, in 5 years it only reaches up to 2 x 2 feet, eventually up to 2.7 feet wide.
The grayish green leaves palmately divided into many lance shape lobes are covered in silky white hairs at first in spring. The leaves resemble that of the May Apple but are much more deeply cut.
The abundant pinkish flowers are in clusters on erect stems up to 4 feet in height from July to early fall.
Hardy zones 3 to 7, it prefers partial to full shade on moist, acidic, well drained soils. It should be planted 1.5 feet apart if used as groundcover, it should take about 2 years to fill in.

* photos taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Syneilesis palmata
Similar to s. aconitifolia but is native to Korea and Japan and has lush mid green foliage that is much less deeply divided. It is a very attractive foliage plant with leaves up to 20 inches across.
The abundant pinkish flowers are in clusters on erect stems up to 4 feet in height from July to early fall.


* photos taken on May 5 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD



* photos taken on Apr 23 2017 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

2 comments:

  1. are you a member of apld.org ? the assoc. of professional landscape designers?

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