Ligularia tussilaginea 'Aureo-maculata'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Ligularia|
Common Name (Alternative): Leopard Plant
A truly unique selection of ligularia. Rounded, glossy, green leaves randomly splashed with yellow dots form large clumps and provide interest even when this plant is not in bloom. In the fall, orange-yellow, daisy-like flowers are displayed in upright spikes above the foliage.
As an added bonus, this plant is usually left alone by the insects and diseases that can inflict a large amount of damage on other members of this genus.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
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.