Umbrella Plant

Darmera peltata

Umbrella Plant - Darmera peltata

Common Name: Umbrella Plant
Genus: Darmera
Species: peltata

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant, Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: April to June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained

This herbaceous perennial has flowers that are produced before the leaves emerge. The flowers are white or pink, carried on tall flower stalks and are produced in mid-late spring. Darmera peltata has large, deep green, rounded leaves, each reaching a maximum diameter of 60cm. The leaves turn red in autumn. Darmera peltata spreads by underground rhizomes.


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