Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'

Bigleaf Ligularia

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Bright orange daisy-like flowers above leathery dark green foliage that is burgundy on the underside. A very imposing speciman in the moist shade garden.
This cultivar of Ligularia tends to be more heat tolerant than other varieties.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

36-48 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Bloom Time

July-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

These plants will wilt in the heat of the summer, not always as a sign of needing water. Often they will stand right back up as soon as the intense heat disperses at the end of the day.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

False Spirea (Astilbe japonica), Branched Bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Leatherwood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Maroon
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Rich
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