In early spring, fleshy stems unfurl and are topped by rounded burgundy leaves. By June, this plant looks splendid, with upturned leaves and their rich purple undersides. ‘Britt Marie Crawford’ may wilt in the hot noonday sun, but soft shade soon revives it. At the start of summer, right golden daisy-like flowers bloom, contrasting boldly with the foliage. -Matt Griswold, Regional Picks: Northeast, Fine Gardening issue #127
CareLikes moist soil. Don't let it dry out between waterings.
PropagationBy division. Plants will not come true from seed.
ProblemsNo serious problems.
- Genus : Ligularia
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Foliage Color : Black
- Uses : Containers, Shade
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Spring, Fall, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Light : Full Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Flower Color : Yellow
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