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Petasites ‘Golden Palms’


This plant is no longer for sale from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. It is strictly on our website for information purposes only.

A wild sport collected at 1500' in the Northwest by Chuck Pavlich. Shimmering metallic golden “palms”, which can grow to almost 3 feet wide, arise in early spring proceeded by cream colored male flower spikes from February to April. Thrives in moist conditions. Requires shade in southern climes and needs sun elsewhere for best color. This is a spreader. Offered as bare root only.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / 15″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s):

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SKU: PETGOLPAL Categories: ,
Common Name

Golden coltsfoot





frigidus var. palmatus

Plant Type



US Patent #

EU Grant #

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit


Size (HT/W/FL HT)

24" / 24" / 15"

Finish Time

Growth Rate

Most Active Growing Season

Flowering Season


Flower Color

Leaf Color

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Prefers moist, humus rich soil but tolerant of many soils if they are moist, but not stagnant.


5.6 – 6.8



Special Uses

Nutritional Needs

150 – 200 ppm



Water (Greenhouse)

Keep evenly moist.

Water (Garden)

Heavy needs, likes to be kept moist.

How Different?

It has a golden leaf color.

Landscape Value

Bold groundcover in damp areas, natural garden.

Finish Time to 4"

4 weeks


A to Z says "Grown for their large leaves, they provide a good groundcover beside a stream or pool, or in a wild garden." Limited selling season in the spring and offered as bare-root only. Spreads rapidly in rich moist soils and can become invasive.

Grower Notes

Petasites 'Golden Palms' - Product Profile
Petasites 'Golden Palms' - Growing Recipe

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