Petasites japonicus

Would like to try this important Japanese vegetable, Fuki (Petasites japonicus). The leaf stalks and flower buds are eaten. It has naturalised here and there in Norway and can be invasive. I’ve planted it in a special bed from which it shouldn’t be able to escape. It’s been in a small pot so far and, as you can see,  was trying hard to get out… It’s subsp. giganteus we have in Norway and seed spreading is not known. There’s also a variegated form, sometimes grown as an ornamental, and that is also rather aggressive. I’ve seen it in a garden here in Malvik.

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