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Aralia racemosa  (American Spikenard)

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Aralia racemosa (American Spikenard)

$ 4.99
  • We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.

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Common Name:  American Spikenard

Attracts:  Bees

Use:  Naturalizing

Light:  Part Shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3 to 8   USDA Zone Map

Soils:  Dry to Moist

Flower Time:  June to August

Flower Color:  White

Height:  3'-5'

Notes:  Aralia racemosa (American Spikenard) is a striking large leaved, somewhat aggressively spreading perennial that will form a dense and beautiful thicket that is almost shrub-like, great in a naturalized garden.  Nice white plume flower followed by profuse red berries. Beware that bark and roots can cause skin-irritation.  

Noted as deer resistant by the Chicago Botanical Garden.

Native to most of northeastern and southeastern US:  Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).


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