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Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’/Bigleaf ligularia

Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ / Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’
Large, purplish-bronze foliage in late summer
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Large, purplish-bronze foliage in late summer

Growing in a garden near Anchorage, Alaska

Plant forms a mounding clump

Flowers appear in summer

Flowers are large and yellow-orange in color

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Scientific Name: Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’
Common Name: Bigleaf ligularia
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow, Orange
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: Can not take the heat of the Gulf South. In spring the new foliage is beet-red, then turning greenish-bronze and remain purplish on he underside. Grown for its large, heart-shaped , colorful foliage and yellow-orange flowers.