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botanical name:
Darmera peltata
Darmera peltata © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Umbrella plant, Indian Rhubarb
synonyms:  Peltiphyllum peltatum, Saxifraga peltatum
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Rhizomatous perennial suitable for the edges of ponds or streams. Spring flowerheads are held on sturdy stems rising from the bare ground, followed by rounded umbrella shaped peltate leaves which colour to red in autumn.
In ideal growing conditions it can spread and become a little invasive.

cultivation:
Must have constantly moist soil. Grows well at the edge of water or in boggy soil.

usage:
Bog gardens, water-side plantings.

other notes:
In its native Western USA, the leaf stalks were peeled ant eaten by the American Indians.

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