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Darmera peltata
Darmera peltata
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Darmera peltata

Umbrella Plant

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.172.800

(Formerly known as Peltiphyllum peltatum) An interesting waterside plant with huge round, lobed leaves that form a wide clump. Clusters of soft pink flowers appear on stalks before the leaves in early spring, and are very unusual for cutting. In appearance this is a little like a miniature Gunnera., but much hardier. Native to the western USA. Must have moist soil. In hot, humid regions, choose a partly shaded site to prevent the leaves from scorching. May be divided in early fall.

Further details for
Darmera peltata

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Wild Flower
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.