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Commonly known as Giant butterbur
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialRhizomatous 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
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - average winterHardy 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)
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originChina, Korea, Japan.
Garden Location/ConditionsBog garden
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsWet or boggy soilHumus-rich, permanently moist, not stagnant.
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
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