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Petasites japonicus var. Giganteus /Japanese Butterbur

Petasites japonicus var. Giganteus   / Petasites japonicus var. Giganteus
Has very large leaves
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Has very large leaves

Produces a mass of leaves that require large amounts of water

Should be planted near water and/or in wet soil

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Scientific Name: Petasites japonicus var. Giganteus
Common Name: Japanese Butterbur
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Can produce leaves up to 3 feet or more across and does well in wet places. Stalk and flower buds are edible. It can be an invasive plant and for this reason it may be considered for planting in a large container. Cut foliageto ground after flowering and divide rhizomes at this time. Slugs love the foliage.