A designer foliage plant perfect for adding colour and texture. The enormous leaves (to 30cm once established) grow on stems to 70cm and have a beautiful glossy glow.
From mid summer the bright daisy like flowers add to the show. It has an air of magic about it.
Grow in moderately fertile to humus rich soil. It will grow in a sunny spot with sufficient (a lot of) moisture but is happier in shade or part shade. Moist soils are not a problem for these easy going plants, who thrive beside streams and ponds or bog gardens. They will also grow in any garden bed.
Water to establish (this takes around four weeks) and keep moist during active growth. In warm weather they may sulk after a hot day but, add water, then the cool night air will have them looking perky again in no time. If you are growing it in a pot, you will need to ensure you water well. You can cut it back at the end of the growing season to allow the new growth to shine. The better the supply of water, the more quickly they will establish and look their best.
It is commonly referred to as the Tractor Seat Plant due to the leaf shape.
Supplied as: Pots
Summer to autumn
Cool to Temperate
Unavailable in WA
Semi Shade to Full Shade