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Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Darmera peltata

Other names: Umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb, Giant cup, Peltiphyllum peltatum, Darmera peltata 'Umbrella Plant'

Genus: Darmera Darmera

Species: D. peltata - D. peltata is a slowly-spreading, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with large, rounded, lobed, peltate and veined, dark green leaves, red in autumn, and tall, erect stems bearing rounded clusters of pale pink or white flowers in late spring.


Darmera peltata is: Deciduous

Flower: Pink in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Flushed purple, Flushed red in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Where to grow

Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Waterside, Cottage/Informal, Bog garden, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Grow in moist or boggy soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type: Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Darmera Peltata 2 Litre
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Botanical name: Darmera peltata

Other names: Umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb, Giant cup, Peltiphyllum peltatum, Darmera peltata 'Umbrella Plant'

Genus: Darmera Darmera

Species: D. peltata - D. peltata is a slowly-spreading, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with large, rounded, lobed, peltate and veined, dark green leaves, red in autumn, and tall, erect stems bearing rounded clusters of pale pink or white flowers in late spring.


Darmera peltata is: Deciduous

Flower: Pink in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Flushed purple, Flushed red in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Waterside, Cottage/Informal, Bog garden, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Grow in moist or boggy soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type: Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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