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Petasites

Petasites spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Petasites Overview

Petasites is a genus of 19 rhizomatous, perennial plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. This genus is native to North America and Eurasia. They produce dense spikes of tufted pink or white, sometimes greenish, flower heads in early Spring, after which the large rhubarb-like, felted leaves develop. Commonly known as butterbur or coltsfoot, they are cultivated for medicinal purposes or as ornamental garden plants.

How to propagate Petasites

Division

Division in spring or autumn.

Other uses of Petasites

Grown for their usually large leaves and value as ground cover.