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Darmera peltata - 2009

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Darmera peltata - 2009 (Darmera peltata)

Plant for moist or boggy soil, growing from slowly spreading rhizomes, flowering on bare stems followed by the leaves. Survived years of neglect at a nearby parkland so is tough



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This is very pretty, Andrewr.
Are you saying you acquired it from the parkland ? ;o)

19 Apr, 2009

 

Yes TT. Our Garden Club restored the water feature planting a few years ago. Then it was decided to rebuild all the stonework so all the plants had to be removed and stored. This one was so well established, it had to stay in situ and take its chance (but has survived and is flowering again). We did manange to get a few pieces of rhizome out in case it didn't make it and I was allowed to have a piece. Good Garden Centres should also sell this in the Water Garden section

19 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks. Sounds like your Garden Club did some useful restoration work there.

19 Apr, 2009

 

such a cute flower

25 Apr, 2009

 

i just got one andrew so mine just leaves now, but quite big, will you move yours,, is it in pot? says can grow 3m by 2m, sounds very big,,is that right?

9 Jun, 2009

 

Yes. I've just divided mine after three years in a planting basket

9 Jun, 2009

 

thanx andrew will keep that in mind

10 Jun, 2009

 

Hi Andrew, as its 12 months since you posted this picture, was wondering if its flowering yet this year and if its spreading. I've had to move mine that I set last year due to pond maintenance and I was surprised at the size of the rhizome it has developed.

19 Apr, 2010

 

mine strted to apear dawn with a couple of flower stems already ;o)

19 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Sandra, that's good news, I've spotted a couple of clusters of flower buds too. If these plants do what they should, in time they should be amazing.

19 Apr, 2010

 

glad yours is showing to dawn, i may have to make more room for mine, dont want to move it because the soil is damp where it is , so will move other plants instead ;o)

19 Apr, 2010

 

Good plan, shame to move it where its happy. How's the pond project going?

19 Apr, 2010

 

the pond is great thanx dawn, just needs the wiring hiding and going into the garage, but just plugging it in each day to keep water clear, plants settling in ok , will look great next year when all established, im pleased dawn ;o)) hope all is well with you and your garden to x

19 Apr, 2010

 

Dawnsaunt - I think mine is shooting but not in flower yet. I'm not sure because my pond had to be emptied and relined last autumn and the baskets got mixed up so I'm not sure which one it's in!

19 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Andrew, I've been checking mine regularly and couldnt see any flowers but then when I moved it, the flower heads could be seen below the surface, no doubt your's will be up soon. We've been doing pond maintenance too and my plants are temporarily on the veg plot, all mixed up.
PS. Good luck on Sunday :-)

20 Apr, 2010



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