I have 3 varieties of Ligularia & love them all. After the first year I have had seedlings I have been able to transplant to an unfenced area where the deer have tasted them but then left them alone. I'm looking forward to seeing how these transplants have survived the winter. The flowers are pretty and the scent fresh and delicate. The leaves look great all season. Great shade to part-shade plant!
Region: Pacific Northwest
I normally choose Xeric plants for my hot, dry climate, but was intrigued by the tropical look of the Ligularia. I planted it on the northside of my house in very sandy soil that is watered 15 minutes daily by my underground system. Our area normally gets about 7" of annual rainfall with temperatures well over 100 degrees during mid-summer. My plant has not only survived, but continues to thrive. I am very pleased with it.
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