The thick, wavy leaves are enormous, measuring up to 16″ across. They emerge dark purple black, becoming burgundy by the time the yellow-orange flowers appear on purple stems in late summer. PPAF
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 caring for Ligularia, click on 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.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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.