Umbrella plant (Darmera) is a great shade perennial that is smaller than the species with dramatic umbrellas of foliage.
This dwarf form of the umbrella plant grows to only about one foot tall. Darmera is a slowly spreading, shade-loving, foliage plant and is a great solution for damp soils, river banks or pond edges but also tolerates average garden conditions. The pale pink star-shaped flowers emerge first in spring followed by the large umbrella-like foliage. The leaves turn crimson in the autumn. Native to northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. Photos courtesy Great Plant Picks.
Common Name: Umbrella Plant
Family: Saxifragaceae (The Saxifrage Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: By the banks of mountain streams below 1800m. By or in cold mountain streams.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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