Podophyllum peltatum

Podophyllum peltatum

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Podophyllum peltatum
  • Family: Berberidaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous

With species native to North America through to Asia, plants in the podophyllum genus vary in colour and form, but they are renowned for their dramatic, leathery foliage and foul-smelling flowers, which are pollinated by flies. Most species grow best in moist shade, where their dramatic foliage can be enjoyed along with other foliage plants including hostas, heucheras and tiarellas.

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Podophyllum peltatum bears glossy leaves and single white to pale pink, gently scented flowers, followed by edible fruit.

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For best results, grow plants in rich, moist soil, in partial to full shade. Any part of the plant can be harmful if eaten. 

How to grow Podophyllum peltatum

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    60cm spread

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Podophyllum peltatum and wildlife

Podophyllum peltatum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Podophyllum peltatum poisonous?

Podophyllum peltatum can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock