Indian rhubarb Darmera peltata Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Indian rhubarb (Darmera peltata) dar-MARE-ah pel-TAY-tah Synonyms: Peltiphyllum peltatum Genus: Darmera 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-petaled, 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 color also. Noteworthy Characteristics: Large leaves and clusters of starry flowers on naked stems. Care: Plant in sun or partial shade and moist or boggy soil. It can tolerate drier conditions as well. Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall. Divide in spring. Problems: Usually trouble-free. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Fast Grower Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Native, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Late Spring, Spring Flower Color Pink Flower, White Flower Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing, Waterside Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Frost Tolerant Type Perennials Related Plants to Darmera peltata 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Fringed bleeding heart Dicentra eximia ‘Alba’ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Foam flower Tiarella wherryi 'Oakleaf' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Foam flower Tiarella 'Mint Chocolate' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Foam flower Tiarella 'Neon Lights' View the discussion thread.