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Petasites japonicus (Butterbur, fukinoto)

¥900 (incl. tax)

Butterbur is a perennial native to Japan that grows all over the country.

The plant is a traditional Japanese food, popular as a harbinger of spring. It has a distinctive bitterness that adds a unique flavor to Japanese cuisine.


- Tips for growing butterbur

Butterbur prefers spots with plenty of water and no strong winds. such as river banks, around irrigation ditches, and in damp areas.

It grows well in partial shade without direct sun.

Prepare a moist soil with good drainage. Water generously to prevent the soil from drying out.

If you want to gather butterbur for eating, pick it before it becomes too bitter. Spring to early summer is the best time.

  • Easy to Grow★★★★★
  • Height at DeliveryAbout 5-10 cm
  • Scientific NamePetasites japonicus
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • Common Name*
  • Flower ColorWhite
  • Flowering PeriodFebruary to March
  • Sun ExposurePartial shade
  • Water Daily abundance
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