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Ligularia

Botanical Name
Ligularia spp.
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
8
Height
3 to 6 feet
Width
2 to 4 feet
Flowers
Mid summer to early fall: yellowish-orange
Light
Part to full shade
Soil
Most to wet, organic
Planting & Care
  • Needs moist soils that are never allowed to dry out
  • Foliage will wilt with too much sun and extreme summer heat
  • Protect from damaging winds
  • Good plant for the north side of buildings where shade is a constant
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' - stems and lower leaf surface are purple, 2 to 3 inch daisy-like flowers with brownish-yellow centers, 3 to 4 feet tall
  • L. dentata 'Orange Queen' - green leaves, golden-orange daisy-like flowers, 4 to 5 feet tall
  • L. dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford' - stems and lower leaf surface are glossy black-purple, daisy-like flowers
  • Ligularia przewalskii - lobed leaves, narrow flower spikes of yellow
  • The Rocket - green toothed heart-shaped leaves, tall lemon yellow flower spikes

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