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Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A colourful native to parts of China, Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' has vivid-orange flower heads in mid to late summer and large and rounded leaves, dark green above and mahogany-red on the underside.

Particularly attractive when planted in a sunny garden next to streams or ponds or in a damp area.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: July - August
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' is a clump forming perennial.
Height: 100 cm (3 ft)
Spread: 100 cm (3 ft)

Notes: Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' requires protection from slugs. Very colourful when planted in large drifts.

Plant Finder: about Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’

Common names



Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ (Groundsel). Has purple-green leaves with clusters of dark orange flowers in mid summer to mid autumn.


This species will prefer rich, deep, moist soil that never dries out. They are frost hardy and either sun or partial-shade.

Interest and use

Foliage, border, ornamental

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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