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botanical name:
Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford'
Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Golden Groundsel
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour: golden
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Imposing perennial with large, rounded to heart-shaped, very dark glossy chocolate-maroon leaves, purple underneath, becoming greener as they age. Clusters of daisy-like orange-yellow flowers in summer. The darkest leaved variety.

cultivation:
Fertile, moist to wet soil in a sunny position for the best leaf colour, or part shade.
May be susceptable to slug damage.

propagation:
By division

usage:
Damp borders or bog gardens. Good near water.

other notes:
Bred by James Crawford, Fife, Scotland. Named after his late wife.

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