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Petasites paradoxus

Silvery, wide but pointed leaves in summer. Flowers resembling white studded tennis balls in February. Excellent foliage plant - like a silvery hosta without the slug trouble. To 30cm. Hardy

At a glance

Common Name
Alpine butterburr
Type
Hardy perennial
Height
0 to 30cm
Colour
White
Spread Rate
Fast
Flowering
Winter
Soil Type
Moist, Normal, Drained
Aspect
Part-shade, Sun
Pollination
Attractive to pollinators
Feature
Interesting flowers in winter
Wildlife
Good source of early nectar for bees

Sue's Notes

A much smaller and less spreading form of the giant Petasites japonicus or Butterburr. We grow Allium christophii through it to good effect.

 
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