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Darmera peltata

AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

Why does my Darmera peltat think it is autumn already?  Everything else round about seems happy enough!

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Darmera peltata (Peltiphyllum peltatum) usually enjoy semi-shade ; looking at your Physocarpus on the left , and the Ligularia on the right , am I right in saying it's quite a sunny border ? The reddish coloration is a natural reaction to sunlight , and is harmless to the plant .

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Yes, it's in a sunny spot Paul B3, well spotted.  Thanks, I had no idea they did this in too much sun.

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    Mine is in a shady corner and the leaves are about 3 ft high!! I thought I had dug most of it out but it has come back with a vengeance!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    I have these in a semi-shaded rockery in damp soil , the stems reach 3' high and leaves nearly 7" across .They certainly appreciate moisture .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    DIG IT OUT ??? Can't have too much of this ; (hogweed , hang your head in shame)image

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