Common Name Golden Aralia, Japanese Spikenard 
Genus  Aralia 
Species A. cordata
Family Araliaceae
Life Cycle  Perennial 
Tray Size  32
Plug Care Harden off and plant out or bump up into larger pots soon after receiving plugs. When planting out be sure you to not bury the crowns. Plant the plugs so that the top of the growing medium is level with the soil.
Netting / Staking Not necessary. 
Temperature Range Hardiness Zones 3-9
Spacing 36"
Soil Preference Prefers a good, deep loam. Moist, well draining soil is best. Allow to dry moderately but not completely between waterings. 
Day Length Day Neutral 
Pinching Do not pinch. 
When to Plant Plant plugs in the spring after last frost or into the summer. Plants should be given enough time to establish a healthy root system before the onset of winter weather. 
Harvesting Leaves can be used as filler.
Post Harvest Care Cut stems should be plunged into cool water. Maximize vase life by using a floral preservative. 
Diseases / Insects Aphids, spider mites and mealybugs are possible pests to keep an eye out for. Leaf spot disease is possible - avoid wetting the foliage during irrigation and space out adequately to allow for proper airflow between plants. 
Bailey's Notes With leaves that are as big and bold as the sun, this beautiful gold form of Aralia makes an outstanding accent in the shade or part shade. Foliage, flowers and berries can all be used to add interesting texture to floral creations. 
Resources Growing Aralia