How to grow Petasites

Petasites growing leaf plant rhizome of the genus Petasites also known as Butterburs, Petasites perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental ground cover plant and medical plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate also as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Leaves color green or variegate green and yellow in heart shape grow on stems.

Petasites flower

Flower color white, yellow, pink, purple or mostly mix colors, small star shape that create ball.

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How to grow Petasites growing and care:

Moist soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Rhizome / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter / Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
10-60cm, 4-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Star small flowers that create ball, colors can be white, yellow, pink, purple or mix

Scientific name:


Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone