Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford' PP16113

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Ligularia-Bigleaf

Broad, glossy, dark chocolate leaves with dark purple undersides make an extremely bold statement in the garden. In late summer, golden orange, daisy-like flowers are perched atop purplish-black stems for an all-together captivating composition. There's nothing quite like it!

Breeder: James Crawford

Introducer: Cotswold Garden

Origin: Not Native to North America


  3-4 Feet
  2-3 Feet
Flower Color:
  Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color:
  Purple shades
Hardiness Zone:
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Sun or Shade?:
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
  Late summer
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Rain Garden


Border plants
Cut flower or foliage
Specimen or focal point
Grown for attractive foliage


  Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2012

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Ligularias are at their best when grown in cool, moist locations in part shade. Protection from the hot, afternoon sun in the south is essential to prevent wilting. They are a natural for the pond side where there is a constant supply of moisture, though they do require good drainage.


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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.