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Herbaceous Perennial

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Watanabe's peltoboykinia

A clump-forming perennial to around 50cm high, with deeply lobed, glossy green leaves, held on long stalks attached to the undersides near the centre of the leaf. Leaves are often tinted pink when young. Clusters of small, nodding, pale yellow flowers, with petals fringed at the tips, are held above the foliage in summer

Synonyms
Boykinia watanabei

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Pink
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Thrives in moist, humus-rich soil in partial or dappled shade; will tolerate almost full shade. Good for a shady border or woodland garden

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring, or by division in autumn or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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