Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' - Bigleaf Ligularia - Photo courtesy of Growing Colors

Bigleaf Ligularia

Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'

Also called Golden Groundsel, Leopard Plant

  • AKA Senecio clivorum 'Desdemona'
  • Orange-gold daisy-like flowers form loose clusters on dark stems
  • Leaves emerge bronze-purple and fade to dark green by midseason
  • Leaf undersides remains bright purple
  • Large lily-pad-like leaves, 20-25 cm wide
  • Bloom Time: Late June to late August
  • Flower Size: 6-8 cm
  • Flower Height: 15 cm above the foliage



100-110 cm

80-90 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Ligularia are best grown in a cool, moist location, in a well-drained soil, in partial shade. Protection from the hot afternoon sun will help prevent wilting. Great perennial for the back border.