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Petasites fragrans yes or no?

Lately I have been noticing some lovely leaves growing low to the ground in peoples' gardens and along rivers. I'm pretty sure what I'm seeing in Petasites fragrans. I think they're such pretty leaves and they'd look lovely somewhere near our pond. However I have read that they can be a bit invasive. Can anyone give advice on whether I should put some in, or will I regret it? Are they really that bad? image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,432

    How many acres have you got gff?



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • oh haha I see!

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,432

    I think its reputation is deserved.

    and apart from the brief flowering period it's pretty dull



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,961

    I love the British native version Petasites hybridus (am I right Nut?) it but I restrict myself to admiring it in the wild - if it ever became endangered I'd pay money towards a Butterbur Reserve image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • what a shame.. oh well, I will go with your advice and admire from afar image x

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