Boehmeria platanifolia - Sycamore-leaved False Nettle from Quackin Grass Nursery

Boehmeria platanifolia - Sycamore-leaved False Nettle from Quackin Grass Nursery

Boehmeria platanifolia

Sycamore-leaved False Nettle

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Boehmeria platanifolia (ex: Carlo Borsarini) - The Sycamore-leaved False Nettle displays broad, large and almost rounded green leaves replete with buzz saw serrations sans the metal danger. Mature leaves are bold, they are as large as man's hand and fascinating in form. New leaf centers exhibit a brighter, lighter limey green with all pointy serrations a much darker shade. The two-tone effect is alluring. Late summer white tasseled flowers are long, narrow and in loose groupings jutting forward through the leaves, curiously noteworthy - a casual and effective counterpoint to the later composites, goldenrods and the late daylilies. Shade to half sun... more sun if soils are richer and moisture retentive. Established potted perennial from cutting or division.


Height:

36-48 in

Spread:

48-60 in

Colors:

White
Item Description Price  
BOEPLAT Boehmeria platanifolia (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liter) $20.00 Sold Out


Characteristics and Attributes for Boehmeria platanifolia

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Filler
  • Natural Garden
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Woodland

Origins

  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown