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Giant Butterbur

Petasites japonicus

Sweet Coltsfoot, Butterbur, Great Butterbur

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This shade-loving, herbaceous perennial is termed a substantial plant by the Royal Horticultural Society. It produces large, almost completely circular leaves measuring around 90cm wide. Maximum size is around 1.5m high and this plant can reach 8m across if given the space to spread. It produces creamy-white, spherical flowerheads on vertical stems at a height of around 30cm.

Planning

Flowering time
Spring

Special features

Geography

Origin
Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Shade, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
White, Cream

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