General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet (60-91cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 30 inches (46-76cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Common names
  • Leopard Plant
  • Bigleaf Ligularia
  • Golden Groundsel
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Ligularia dentata
  • Synonym: Senecio clivorum

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Comments:
  • Posted by treehugger (Hanover Twp, PA - Zone 6a) on Aug 27, 2013 4:55 PM concerning plant:
    Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' is a dependable flower for late summer. The foliage holds up well and is not bothered much by insect damage. Hot summer sun can make the foliage wilt, but it recovers as the sun goes down. This plant is happier with some shade in the hot afternoon. Mine isn't in the shade, but it still performs quite well.
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Nice going by eclayne Aug 11, 2013 9:30 AM 1
Late summer flowers. by treehugger Aug 27, 2013 1:01 PM 2

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