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Umbrella plant Overview
Genus with 1 species, Darmera peltata, which is also known as Indian rhubarb and umbrella plant. It's a hardy, perennial plant with large, interesting foliage that displays autumn colours and attractive clustered, star-shaped, pink-white flowers arranged in a spherical flowerhead. Leaves are rounded, notably veined, lobed and connected to the rest of the plant through a stem attached to the centre of the leaf. Growth occurs through the use of rhizomes and this species is well placed next to water bodies.
How to propagate Umbrella plant
Division in spring.
Seed in autumn or spring.
Special features of Umbrella plant
Other uses of Umbrella plant
Grown for its unusual foliage. Makes fine marginal water plants.