Ligularia dentata Desdemona

Sometimes called Elephant Ears, this is a bold specimen perennial that needs a moist location.

 

Plants form a clump of large, rounded dark-green leaves with a purple backside. Taller stems appear in midsummer, bearing clusters of bright golden orange daisy flowers. Superb for the back of the border, or at the waterside. An unusual centerpiece for a tub or large container. Both the flowers and leaves are great for cutting. Clumps may be divided in the spring, every 3 to 4 years.

 

In warm summer regions plan to grow in this in shade.

 


 

Hardiness Zone : 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun or partial shade

Soil Moisture: Average or Moist

Blooming Time: Mid – late Summer  

Foliage Color : Deep Green – purple black

Plant Uses: Border, Cut Flower, Container, woodland  

FlowerHead Size: Very large

Height: 35-47 inches

Spread: 30-35 inches

Resistant for: Deer

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