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Petasites japonicus

Japanese butterbur

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to April
  • Height0.4m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.9m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow, white

Description

Petasites japonicus (Japanese butterbur). This species will produce large-leaved foliage that is kidney-shaped. The flowers are small the blooms appear in late winter and very early spring. Grow in full sun or partial shade.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Giant butterbur

Origin

Japan, China, Korea

Interest and use

Ground cover, foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Boggy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Propagate by division.

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