An herbaceous plant in the guise of a shrub- spikenard is a unique addition to shade gardens and an excellent replacement for Japanese knotweed! Flowers and berries are both showy. Large clusters of berries ripen unevenly so show multiple different colors at once.

Light: Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Humus

Height: 3’-7’

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: Jun-Jul

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Little data available. Fruits are eaten by woodland birds, such as thrushes.

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