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Darmera peltata (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)
Darmera peltata (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)

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Darmera peltata

Umbrella Plant, Indian Rhubarb
Saxifragaceae
Perennials

This lovely perennial is native to the mountains of Northern California and Oregon. Its large, round clusters of pink flowers appear on bare stalks to 6 ft. tall in spring. The shield-shaped leaves appear later on 2–6-ft. stalks. Each plant spreads up to 4–8 ft. wide. Stout rhizomes to 2 in. thick grow in damp ground or even into streams. A spectacular plant for a stream, pond, or damp woodland site.

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