Astilboides tabularis

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Tommy Tonsberg , copyright GAP Photos (296356)

Plant details

This plant has really dramatic foliage: huge, circular, slightly scalloped leaves are held aloft like table tops. These can reach up to 90cm across. In mid-summer tall spikes of creamy-white flowers rise above the leaves. It's a really good plant for a water's edge or other wettish areas.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Astilboides

Species: tabularis

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 150cm

Time to plant: October to March

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