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Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
4ft 11in
Max height
3ft 3in
Max spread
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

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Spring

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant) will reach a height of 4ft 11in and a spread of 3ft 3in 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring

Foliage

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

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant) will reach a height of 4ft 11in and a spread of 3ft 3in 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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