darmera peltata( umbrella plant)

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Topic by countrygal posted 11-15-2012 08:25 AM 1810 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2012 08:25 AM

Does anyone grow this.I have read that it is perennial zone 3 and other sites say only zone 6.Big difference there.I would like to grow this in a large pot,which I could move into an unheated greenhouse for the winter,or just bury the pot into a protected garden come Fall if hardy enough.What do you think.Is it hardy in Zone 5? and how do you grow yours?

-- Southwestern Ontario Canada Zone5b

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hardiness zone 5b

11-16-2012 02:09 PM

I have never grown this type of plant but I would go with the zone 6 recommendation rather than zone 3. Your zone of 5b is close to zone six. I would think that your greenhouse, although unheated, would create conditions that are closer to zone six and would allow the umbrella plant to survive the winter. If you think it still won’t be enough to survive in a pot, you could put some hay bales around the pot as extra insulation.

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11-18-2012 05:15 AM

I think your right,the GH may be a better choice.These plants are really large and look great in a large planter.I guess this will be another experiment as it seems no one grows these to get info from.Oh well,thats what its all about ,learning through experience,right? Thanks for the reply.

-- Southwestern Ontario Canada Zone5b

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