Also known as
Indian Rhubarb, Giant Cup
2 years to reach maturity
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Umbrella Plant Overview
Darmera peltata is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial species also known by the common names umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb and giant cup. It typically grows to around 1.5m tall, producing large, glossy, rounded leaves measuring approximately 45cm across. The foliage displays attractive red autumn colouration. Flowers are arranged densely on spherical flowerheads, they are pale pink in colour and borne on tall stems above the foliage. This species is deciduous and thus loses its green foliage over the winter and regrows new leaves in spring. It grows best in poorly draining soil, so will be well placed near water margins. Can cope with full sunshine or partially shaded conditions.
Common problems with Umbrella Plant
Generally pest and disease free.
How to propagate Umbrella Plant
Sow in spring or autumn.
Divide in spring.
Special features of Umbrella Plant
Large, round leaves up to 45cm across.
Other uses of Umbrella Plant
Bog, foliage, ornamental, mixed borders