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

Common names
  • Giant Japanese Butterbur
  • Sweet Coltsfoot
  • Fuki
  • Bog Rhubarb
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Petasites japonicus subsp. giganteus
  • Synonym: Petasites giganteus
  • Synonym: Petasites japonicus var. giganteus
Also sold as:
  • Petasites japonica

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