Common Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet (60-90 cm)
Leaves: Broadleaf
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Foliage Mound Height: 6 to 24 inches (15-60 cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: The raw plant parts contain chemicals known as pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), which can cause liver damage.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
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