Ligularia ‘Desdemona’ (Leopard Plant)


Bloom Time: Summer

Sun: Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 36-48″

Colour: Yellow

Soil Requirements: Moist

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This plant does well in a constantly moist spot but not in standing water; next to a body of water is ideal. These plants are robust but not invasive. Ligularias perform best when given a morning sun exposure with bright but indirect light the rest of the day. Its best ornamental feature may be the foliage which consists of huge, long-stalked, leathery, rounded, cordate-based, dark green leaves (12” or more long) that form a basal clump to 3-4’ tall. Daisy-like, orange-yellow flowers (2-3” across) with brownish-yellow centers bloom in loose corymbs atop thick, mostly leafless stalks that rise above the foliage in early summer.