2 years to reach maturity
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.
Generally pest and disease free.
Sow in spring or autumn.
Divide in spring.
Large, round leaves up to 45cm across.