Giant Japanese Butterbur (Petasites japonicus subsp. giganteus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Petasites japonicus subsp. giganteus Accepted
Petasites giganteus Synonym
Petasites japonicus var. giganteus Synonym

Also sold as:
Petasites japonica

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Cooked
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What species is this? (Binomial name please) by NightCrow May 23, 2018 3:30 PM 3
Petasites Nishiki-buki by eclayne Jun 16, 2015 9:48 PM 8
Let's talk about elephant ears! by Swayback Jan 17, 2019 4:03 PM 1,006

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