Palmate Coltsfoot – Native Plant Spotlight

By Walter Siegmund (talk) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Palmate Coltsfoot (Petasites frigidus var. palmatus)

Palmate Coltsfoot is a hardy and versatile native perennial that offers a firecracker display of creamy white-pink flowers. Its blooms are a treat for local pollinators and human admirers alike. Palmate Coltsfoot’s large, deep-toothed leaves also add an elegant touch to the composition of any landscape. This easy-to-grow groundcover is highly adaptable, thrives in both sunny and shady conditions, as long as it is planted in a high moisture zone. It reaches two feet in height and will spread through creeping rhizomes, making this variety a worthwhile investment if you desire to fill out your landscape.

Caroline Boschetto, AmeriCorps Projects Coordinator, Community Agriculture Engagement

Jim Pojar, Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast. 2004.
King County Native Plant Guide: Palmate Coltsfoot
Photo By Walter Siegmund – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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