Darmera peltata (Umbrella Plant) SE


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Plant Description: A herbaceous perennial arising from a large, sometimes visible, rhizome. In late spring leafless flowering stems emerge before the leaves. Flower stems produce a flat topped, branched cluster comprised of many star shaped pinkish-white flowers. The dark green leaves are cupped, rounded but indented up to 24 in across. The foliage forms a lovely, vase-like clump that turns red in autumn.

  • Height: 2-5ft
  • Width: 1-3ft
  • Watering needs: regular, do not let dry out between watering 
  • Sun needs: full sun to part shade
  • Soil needs: moist to wet, well-drained soil
  • Bloom Time: late spring

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: found in the Coastal Ranges of Oregon, and Northern California, as well as the Sierra Nevada, along streams in rocky soil, at elevations less than 6500 ft.

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