Golden groundsel

Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford'

Golden groundsel - Ligularia dentata  'Britt Marie Crawford'

Common Name: Golden groundsel
Genus: Ligularia
Species: dentata
Cultivar: 'Britt Marie Crawford'

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Ligularia dentata are prized as much for their exotic foliage as for their flowers. In spring large heart-shaped glossy chocolate-maroon leaves with dark purple undersides appear turning green as they mature. In summer clusters of orange-yellow daisy-like flowers open above the foliage. This is an exciting new variety that is ideal for a moist sunny border or bog garden or beside water. It needs protection from strong midday sun.

  • Garden care: Protect the young shoots from slug damage using beer traps or environmentally-friendly slug pellets. The plant must be kept moist; line the plant hole with plastic making a couple of holes in the plastic for drainage. Water regularly during periods of drought. Lift and divide large clumps in spring or after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost in spring.

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