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Umbrella Plant

Darmera peltata

Also known as

Indian Rhubarb, Giant Cup

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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

    Seed

    Sow in spring or autumn.

    Division

    Divide in spring.

    Special features of Umbrella Plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Large, round leaves up to 45cm across.