Darmera makes a distinct and long-lasting foliage statement in moist conditions, and also exhibits autumn color. The flower stalks emerge from the ground on naked stems in spring, and are followed by cupped, rounded leaves up to 24 inches across. The foliage forms a lovely vase-like clump, 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsFlowers are five-petalled umbels of pink to 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.
CarePrefers moist soils in partial to full shade; can tolerate some sun in moist conditions.
PropagationSow seed in cold frame in spring or fall; divide in spring.