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botanical name:
Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: orange
stem/bark: purple & green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Bog plant, huge rounded bronze-purple tinted leaves, red-purple underneath, topped by heads of orange daisy like flowers in late summer.

cultivation:
Moist to wet, deep fertile soil. Best in part shade but will grow in full sun if not too hot and soil remains reliably damp. Shelter from strong winds.

propagation:
By division. May produce seed, but the results are likely to be variable.

usage:
Damp borders, bog gardens.

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