Butter bur

Petasites hybridus
Latin Name: Petasites hybridus
Moisture/Zone: Keep moist, Zone 1
Flower Colour: Pink
Growth Speed: Fast
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Full sun, part sun

A bold subject for pondside planting, petasites grows into large clumps or drifts by the waterside. In early spring the domed flower head appears, often pushing up through the snow. The large round leaves grow later, forming dense clumps and providing cover for pondside wildlife. A British native plant. Height 60 to 100 cm.