Thalia dealbata

Thalia dealbata

Zantedeschia rehmannii

Zantedeschia rehmannii

Podophyllum peltatum

Mayapple, American Mandrake, Wild Mandrake, Ground Lemon, Pomme de Mai, RaCcoonberry, Umbrella Leaf, Duck's Foot, Hog Apple, Podophylle pelt
Size
ex 2L pots
Availability: In stock
£15.99
Quick Overview
  • Dramatic large-leaved woodlander
  • Green peltate foliage forming a low umbrella-like colony
  • White flowers with yellow anthers
  • Moist, shady humus-rich conditions
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Podophyllum peltatum, Mayapple, is a highly-desirable woodlander from Canada and the USA with lobed peltate foliage arising from the rhizomes to form a large colonising clump over time, the showy umbrella-like leaves unfurling to create a low exotic carpet resembling minature palm trees. The nodding white flower is waxy and fragrant with yellow anthers and appears in the apex of the two leaves, followed by the fruit or Mayapple which is greenish and turns golden as it ripens when it becomes edible. The ripe fruit is the only part of the plant that is edible and all other parts of Podophyllum pelatum are toxic and are used in the preparation of drugs for the treatment of cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

Podophyllum peltatum requires a shady moist aspect with a good overhead canopy to protect it from drying sunshine and where it will gradually spread to form an impressive colony. The foliage dies down in the summer and the plant goes dormant until the following spring when the the new shoots - resembling green elongated mushrooms - once again appear with all their captivating charm.

A choice plant. Limited availability.


Additional Information

Order Ranunculales
Family Berberidaceae
Synonyms Anapodophyllum peltatum, Podophyllum callicarpum, Podophyllum montanum, Podophyllum peltatum var. annulare, Podophyllum peltatum f. aphyllum, Podophyllum peltatum f. biltmoreanum, Podophyllum peltatum f. callicarpum, Podophyllum peltatum f. deamii
Geographical Origin USA, Canada
Cultivation Moist, humus-rich soil. Shade or dappled shade
Eventual Height 35-40cm
Eventual Spread Spreading: 1-2m
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial
Podophyllum peltatum
Mayapple, American Mandrake, Wild Mandrake, Ground Lemon, Pomme de Mai, RaCcoonberry, Umbrella Leaf, Duck's Foot, Hog Apple, Podophylle pelt
Size
ex 2L pots
Availability: In stock
£15.99
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