Darmera peltata

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Buy Darmera peltata umbrella plant: Wonderfully bold foliage plant

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist or boggy soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April - June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    One of the stars of The Chelsea Flower Show in 2008, where Tom Stuart-Smith used it extensively in his 'Best of Show' garden. This plant has big, circular leaves that pack a big architectural punch. The leaves can grow up to 60cm across and are held on stalks that can reach 1m tall and they help form very attractive dome- shaped plants. In autumn, before they die down, they will often turn bright shades of red. Rounded clusters of white to bright pink flowers appear above the foliage in late spring.

  • Garden care: It prefers a reliably moist soil, but can slowly adapt to drier conditions. Although the plant is fully hardy, the flowers may be scorched by late frosts, so avoid planting in an east facing bed. Divide over-large clumps in spring.

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Notes on Darmera peltata

"Dramatic as a sculptural plant at the water's edge or in a bog garden; ideal in awkward damp borders"

Tom Stuart Smith Chelsea 2008 Hello, I wondered if you could help me identify the plants that were supplied by Crocus for Tom Stuart-Smith's garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2008. I would be very grateful if you could let me know. Many thanks Suzanne

Suzanne Hind

Hello Suzanne It certainly was a beautiful garden and it included the following plants.Rodgersia podophylla, Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea Strahlenquelle, Epimedium grandiflorum, Asarum europaeum, Hosta Devon Green, Paeonia Jan van Leeuwen, Astrantia major subsp. involucrate Shaggy, Selinum wallich, Darmera peltata (the one with the big, rounded leaves), and Hakonechloa macra. I hope this helps Helen Plant Doctor

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