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Petasites japonicus var. giganteus

Huge round leaves, perfect for bold foliage statement by a large pond or in wet soil. A more sensible size than Gunnera and not at all spiny. Strange white ball-shaped flowers in late winter. Hardy. To 1.5m.

At a glance

Common Name
Giant butterbur
Type
Hardy perennial
Height
Over 1.2m
Colour
White
Spread Rate
Very Fast
Flowering
Winter
Soil Type
Wet, Moist, Normal
Aspect
Part-shade, Sun
Pollination
Attractive to pollinators

Sue's Notes

This plant loves wet ground. On my sandy soil it wilts in the sun, perking up at night. It will spread assertively. Just short of invasive.

 
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