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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
Bog plant, huge rounded bronze-purple tinted leaves, red-purple underneath, topped by heads of orange daisy like flowers in late summer.

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.

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

Damp borders, bog gardens.

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