“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Heracleum lanatum

Cow parsnip

Garden(s):

Crevice

Type:

Native perennial

Height:

1-3 m (3-9 ft)

Spread:

.5-1.5 m (2-4 ft)

Light:

Full sun, Part sun

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Bloom Colour:

White

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Clay, Loam, Sandy

Notes:

The central stem forms an umbrella of smaller stems adorned with huge, toothed shaped leaves.The flower head is similarly an umbrella of tiny, white flowers. Hairy stems may irritate skin