Swelling clouds of tiny, white flowers float above huge rosettes of deeply cut dark green leaves in June and July.
This perennial looks magnificent at the back of a sunny border or as a stand alone specimen plant. The tiny flowers, attractive to bees, are a perfect foil for large-flowered plants. The leaves smell strongly of cabbage and the plant needs space to spread out. Leaves are cooked and used as a potherb.
Best grown in deep, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Foliage depreciates rapidly if soils are allowed to dry out. Does not perform well in the heat and humidity of the deep South. Zone 5-7.