Native to moist woodlands and streamsides of Northern California and Oregon, “Umbrella Plant” makes a magnificent bold design feature with its enormous leaves 12-18” across. Shade and moisture loving, it’s adaptable to most soils as long as it doesn’t dry out and is often grown beside water features, under redwoods, in containers (20+ gal) or in a consistently moist area of a garden. In early-mid Spring, delightfully showy clusters of pink flowers appear atop stout upright stems, usually before the foliage emerges – though here at our coastal USDA zone 10a nursery we get foliage and flowers simultaneously. Tough and long-lived, it spreads slowly to 4’ x 4’, so do provide this beauty room to shine. Lovely combined with ferns. Leaves turn red in the Fall! Deciduous. Deer resistant. Dislikes high heat, high humidity and desert conditions. May ship dormant.