Photo: Blackstem Plants
An eye catching, rhizomatous, slowly spreading perennial that adds a tropical look to bog gardens and pond sides.
Interestingly, the flowers emerge in late spring before the leaves appear. The flowerheads are rounded cymes with numerous five-petalled white to bright pink flowers atop extremely long, robust, slightly hairy stalks.
The foliage emerges as flowering ends with the large round leaves quickly forming a very impressive show. Each leaf can reach 50cm wide and forms a natural receptacle for rain water. Slugs and snails don't seem to munch on the foliage which dies back spectacularly in autumn in shades of red, yellow and orange.
If Jurassic Park is your thing then this is a must. Very hardy and trouble free.
Partial shade, full sun
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