Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Indian Rhubarb (Darmera peltata)

 Saxifragaceae Family, 
Darmera's flower stalks emerge from the ground on naked stems in spring, and are followed by cupped, rounded but indented leaves up to 24 inches across. The foliage forms a lovely, vase-like clump, 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The flower clusters are composed of many 5-ppetalled starry, pink or white florets with conspicuous stamens. This native of the western U.S. is found growing along woodland stream banks, and helps to add a tropical look to temperate gardens. Darmera makes a distinct and long-lasting foliage statement in moist conditions, and exhibits autumn colour also. 

Skipton/ river side walking to woods that go round Skipton Castle..Escaped or thrown over then grown from a garden.


  1. Thanks Tim, lovely leaves but not quite as impressive as the leaves on the Giant Gunnera plant....
    Think I have got people buying " Gods Acre" book :)
    Amanda xx