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Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
Common Name: Leopard Plant Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
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Don't forget about 'Desdemona' when you go mad for her more burgundy-leaved co-cultivars. This more demure and subtle lady has large mounds of green leaves with rich purple undersides. As expected with species dentata she also sports bright clusters of yellow-orange daisy-like flowers in summer. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height3-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Bergenia "'Winterglut' ('Winterglow')"

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