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© Deeproot Plant Base
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: cream
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Large very distinctive, deep-veined, palmate leaves, reminiscent of horse-chestnut, strongly flushed with bronze when young. The flowers are cream or sometimes pinkish and are held well above the foliage.
Needs moist, but not totally waterlogged, humus-rich soil, in full sun or partial shade. Will not tolerate dry conditions.
May be damaged by slug attacks.
By seed or division in early spring.
Very suited for growing near water or in the bog garden. Architectural foliage of interesting colouring in spring and flowers later.