Northeast Pollinator Plants
Aralia racemosa (American Spikenard)
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
Light: Part Shade
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: June to August
Flower Color: White
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).