'Britt-Marie Crawford' is a dark-leaved form of one of our favorite foliage plants for partial shade. The large, 6″ leaves are chocolate maroon above and purple beneath. In early summer, pink-flowered Heucheras are a good color match, or you might like to place annuals with chartreuse foliage nearby. In late summer, Britt-Marie puts up a multitude of Daisy-like, bright yellow-orange flowers above its showy foliage. PP 16,113
The genus Ligularia is huge, and the best of the species are large, handsome plants that thrive in full sun when moisture is reliable or even constant and in partial shade where it is not. They are excellent companions for large Hostas.
For more information on the growing and care of Ligularia, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Diana the Weed Slayer from New Boston, MI
I just love this plant; it provides season long color; never has disease problems; flowers when alot of stuff is wrapping up; and I constantly get "WHAT IS THAT???" when someone new walks up to the house. Just keep it watered during the dry/hot season and you are all set.
Pisces Pat from North of Ithaca, NY
I found this as a slightly withered purple and green plant in a yard sale and rescued it. It was planted and watered in a little patch of sun, and mostly forgotten, only to be found later as a gold swan in a mostly green place.
I have a very dark front yard surrounded by large oak trees, under which little grows except a variety of strong hosta ranging, from tall and big, to small and bright. In late July that year, it presented tall dark blossom stalks with creative flowers of deep gold. It has greeted me with the same purple, green, and gold every August for twenty years.
We now have a new house, 900 feet away and into an old clearing in a woods, and I will move a couple senior plants there this Spring. It's good to spread the joy! : )
threese from Ligonier, PA
We planted these at the end of our driveway several years ago. They are in full shade & never fail to come up. Yes, they do require some watering during dry spells but not much.(We love this as we have a well & water is always a summer concern.)In Aug. the plant blooms with yellow daisy-like flowers that the butterflies love! My neighbor also planted them at the end of her drive, also in full shade. The color is a s described here. After the flowers & foliage start to die, I cut them back. I just love the beauty, the butterflies & the indestructablity of this plant.
plays in the dirt from East Granby, Ct.
So easy...returns every year. A great contrast with hakonechloa aureola. Fills in the garden beautifully. Bright orange blooms in late summer. Slugs can be problem...but definitely worth having in the garden.
Latin Name Pronunciation: lig-yew-lair'ee-uh
This is a noble plant for streamside, pond edge, or along a woodland margin. These large plants boast bold, handsome foliage and lend great charm to the landscape.
Light/Watering: Plant in partial shade in moist soil. They will sulk if allowed to dry out, especially June through August. Plants will grow in full sun in wet soil, but they wilt no matter how damp the soil is, recovering at day's end.
Fertilizer/Soil: Ligularia grows well in compost-enriched soil. They benefit from a generous layer of organic mulch applied in spring.
Pests and Diseases: No serious pests or diseases, but may need to control slugs and snails.
Companions: These are excellent companions for large-leaved Hostas.