These bulky shade perennials are some of the largest hardy plants out there. They add a drama to the garden that is unmatched. It's important to remember that many of the dark-leaved varieties of ligularia eventually fade to green as the summer progresses, so keep this in mind when pairing them up with other players. The following gallery highlights some of the most interesting ligularias you'll see at the nursery. For more information on these beauties, check out Richard Hawke's article, "Which Ligularia Will Make Your Shade Really Shine?" published in the March/April 2013 issue of Fine Gardening.

 

'Britt Marie Crawford' ligularia (green form)

Name: Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford'
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 34 inches tall and 40 inches wide
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil

'Britt Marie Crawford' ligularia
(purple form)


Name: Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford'
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 34 inches tall and 40 inches wide
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil

 

 

 'Desdemona' ligularia (green form)


Name: Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 36 inches tall and 42 inches wide
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil

'Desdemona' ligularia (purple form)


Name: Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 36 inches tall and 42 inches wide
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil

 

 

'Gregynog Gold' ligularia


Name:
Ligularia 'Gregynog Gold'
Zones:
4 to 9
Size:
40 inches tall and 48 inches wide
Conditions:
Partial to full shade; moist soil

'Midnight Lady' ligularia


Name:
Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'
Zones:
4 to 9
Size:
28 inches tall and 36 inches wide
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil

 
 

'Othello' ligularia (green form)


Name:
Ligularia dentata 'Othello'
Zones:
4 to 9
Size:
48 inches tall and 44 inches wide
Conditions:
Partial to full shade; moist soil

'Othello' ligularia (purple form)


Name: Ligularia dentata 'Othello'
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 48 inches tall and 44 inches wide
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil

 

 

'The Rocket' ligularia


Name:
Ligularia 'The Rocket'
Zones:
4 to 9
Size:
65 inches tall and 40 inches wide
Conditions:
Partial to full shade; moist soil

Siberian ligularia


Name: Ligularia sibirica
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 56 inches tall and 36 inches wide
Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist soil

 

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