PETASITES japonicus

Commonly known as Giant butterbur

Perennial rhizomatous plant which prefers damp conditions. Dense clusters of yellowish-white flowerheads in FEB-MAR followed by large kidney-shaped leaves growing up to 3 feet high on stalks
Further Reading....
  • White
    Yellowish white
  • Height
    1-1.2m (3-4ft)
  • Spread
    3-5m (10-16ft)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Rhizomatous perennial with kidney-shaped, irregularly toothed basal leaves to 80cm (32in) across on stalks to 1m (39in) long. Produces dense clusters of flowerheads to 1.5cm (½in) across, with oblong bracts below, before the leaves
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade

PETASITES japonicus

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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    China, Korea, Japan.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Bog garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Wet or boggy soil
    Humus-rich, permanently moist, not stagnant.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
1-1.2m (3-4ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  3-5m (10-16ft)

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