Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Petasites paradoxus

Petasites paradoxa
Despite some initial scepticism I can report that this is a well-behaved perennial that, unlike other Petasites, does not spread. This seems to be because it doesn’t form long fleshy rhizomes - just a compact rootstock.
Petasites paradoxa
The heads of pale flowers appear before the leaves in winter and early spring and the leaves are broad, not huge, and white beneath. Quietly lovely with spring bulbs – best in a moist semi shady site.

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