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Diphylleia grayi

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A tuberous rooted perennial originating from the cold high mountain forests of northern Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan. Grown primarily for its butterfly-like twin leaves, that can attain 60cm across and are softly pubescent below. Which are borne on a 30-60cm tall stocky stem, bearing a cyme of up to 10 white flowers in late spring, which mature to blue-bloomy berries by mid-late summer. Bearing the vernacular name of 'skeleton flower' as the flowers are transparent when wet. Best grown a woodsy humus rich to moist soil in full-part shade.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Berberidaceae) Diphylleia grayi
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Blue, White Spring medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich moist Part shade, Shade Deciduous bold Japan
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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