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Herbaceous Perennial

Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'

A clump-forming, herbaceous perennial to 1m tall, with purple-bronze, kidney-shaped leaves held on dark red, upright stems. In summer, branched clusters of large, yellow daisy-like flowers are produced

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Bronze Purple
Summer Yellow Bronze Purple
Autumn Bronze Purple
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Ligularia are robust herbaceous perennials, with large, often attractively lobed leaves and yellow or orange, daisy-like flower-heads in terminal racemes or branching clusters

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, deep, reliably moist soil in full sun with some midday shade. Shelter from strong winds

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back old stems in late winter

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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