Needs humus-fed, lime-free soil in semi-shade among ferns and hostas. From late summer to autumn, heavy clusters of fat swelling buds open shuttlecock-shaped flowers about 5 cm long, pale butter-yellow, of thick waxen texture. Irregularly cut maple-like leaves clothe dark purple stems which bow under the weight of flowers. Needs shelter from wind. K. palmata koreana group differs only in its slightly more upright habit.nn91 cm.