Shredded Umbrella Plant

greenthumbon1handOctober 21, 2013

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knows if shredded umbrella plant goes dormant in the summer. I'm look for a perennial for shade with large leaves (other than a hosta) that doesn't go dormant in the summer.

Thanks!

Rachel

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shadeyplace(7)

I don't think many perennials go dormant in summer...did you mean winter? Ephemerals go dormant in summer.
Ligularia is a good large leaved plant for shade. there is one called 'Chinese Dragon' that has very large serrated leaves and huge stems over 5 feet with yellow flowers. Rhodea has fairly large leaves and is evergreen. Acanthus mollis is another one. Hellebores have fairly large leaves. what zone are you in?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 7:59AM
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gardengal48

Good list above but the shredded umbrella plant, Syneilesis aconitifolia, will work as well......no summer dormancy :-) I would also add Rodgersia to the list and Astilboides.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 3:26PM
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shadeyplace(7)

lol I didn't know she was referring to Syneilesis.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 4:28PM
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greenthumbon1hand

Thanks for the replies! Good to know that it doesn't go dormant :)

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 6:44PM
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