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Herbaceous Perennial

Peucedanum ostruthium 'Daphnis' (v)

masterwort 'Daphnis'

'Daphnis' is a clump-forming perennial to about 60 cm with large, variegated, aromatic leaves, each composed of three deeply lobed leaflets. Lacy umbels of white flowers are produced in early to mid-summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Grey Silver Green Variegated
Summer White Cream Grey Silver Green Variegated
Autumn Cream Grey Silver Green Variegated
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Apiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Peucedanum are predominantly herbaceous perennials, shrubs or rarely trees, with compound pinnate leaves and umbels of white, yellow or occasionally pink flowers

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Banks and slopes
Pruning

No pruning needed

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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