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Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant)

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Maintenance level
2 hours care
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Ultimate height
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Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Darmera peltata

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

Genus: 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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Pruning: Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to

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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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