Leopard Plant (Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona') in the Ligularias Database

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Botanical names:
Ligularia dentata Accepted
Senecio clivorum Synonym

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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division


Bog GardenBog Garden
By midnight21 on June 29, 2014

Do you have a spot in your garden that’s always damp? Well, if so, don’t despair. Use it to build a bog garden.

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Posted by treehugger (Hanover Twp, PA - Zone 6a) on Aug 27, 2013 4:55 PM

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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