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Petasites japonicus var. giganteus
Common Name: Giant Japanese Butterbur Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Petasites japonicus var. giganteus
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Notes:
This imposing spreading perennial has leaves growing up to 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide and will form large colonies in time. The flowers emerge in early spring before the foliage as creamy white rounded clusters at the ground that later elongate. Protect emerging foliage from slugs. This plant is a spreader though I find it easy to control in my garden since the rhizomes are just below the soil surface and easy to pull out where I don't want it.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Moist woods and thickets.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeEarly Spring 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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