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Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'

Also called Golden Groundsel, Leopard Plant


Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' - Bigleaf Ligularia - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'

  • AKA Senecio clivorum 'Desdemona'
  • Orange-gold, daisy-like flowers form loose clusters on dark stems
  • Leaves emerge bronze-purple and fade to dark green by midseason
  • Leaf undersides remains bright purple
  • Large, lily pad-like leaves, 20-25 cm wide
  • Bloom Time: Late June to late August
  • Flower Size: 6-8 cm
  • Flower Height: 15 cm above the foliage

Zone:

4

Height:

100-110 cm

Spread:

80-90 cm

Colour:

Gold
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Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Bronze
Green (dark)
Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'