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DESCRIPTION: Desdemona Ligularia features bold panicles of gold daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to early fall. Its attractive large serrated round leaves emerge deep purple in spring, turning dark green in colour with curious purple undersides and tinges of deep purple throughout the season.
BOTANICAL NAME: Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
OTHER NAMES: Desdemona Rayflower
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 100 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Golden-orange with dark orange centers
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green with purple backsides
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Prefers a moist or wet site
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage, Border, Deer Resistant
Desdemona Ligularia is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Desdemona Ligularia is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Desdemona Rayflower will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.