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Butterbur (Petasites hybridus), potted plant, organic

(1 customer review)

$7.50

Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Zones 4 to 9

Herbaceous perennial native to Eurasia.  Dioecious, with male flowers and female flowers on separate plants.  The flowers emerge prior to the leaves, composed of cone-like spikes of pink florets, very showy and weird.  The female flowers reach to a height of 30 inches, and the male flowers are shorter.  The entire plant, at maturity, composed of gigantic, toothed, heart-shaped leaves measuring up to 3 feet across and equally as tall.  Traditional use (TWM):  Antitussive, pain relief, hay fever, colds, asthma, migraine. The leaves were traditionally used to wrap butter, to keep it from melting and to prevent rancidity.  The flowers provide a significant early spring nectar source for bees and other pollinators.  Contains low levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.  Prefers moist soil in the shade to part sun. Does well in shade garden, woodlands, ditches, ponds, lakes and/or streamside habitat.    Space plants 3 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. ken atkinson

    is this a hybrid plant

    ken atkinson

    is this a hybrid plant

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi, no, i wish it didn’t have that species epithet, it is quite misleading. this is a species plant from europe. r

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