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Ligularia grows in cool temperatures, partial to full sun, and in moist, well-drained soil. Plant ligularia, which flowers in the summer and early fall, with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. View Video Transcript
Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment, we're going to learn all about Ligularia. It's a beautiful plant from temperate Asia. There's over a hundred and fifty different varieties of Ligularia and they're found natively in Japan, China, all the way into Taiwan. They can handle really cool temperatures all the way down to zone four and all the way up to zone nine. And they're closely related to Senecio, which is another plant from Asia, and they are large leaved plump forming plants that produce tall spiders of daisy-like flower heads, mostly in shades of yellow and orange. And they make great stately plants and they grow very quickly. They like really moist, sheltered sites such as stream banks and woodland glands and flowering mainly in the summer and the early fall, through autumn. And the spring foliage can be almost as ornamental as the summer blooms 'cause they have really pretty foliage. They're really floss hearty and they like moist, well joined, drained soil, and will grow in either sun or part shade. Ligularia is really pretty. It kind of looks like a daisy from afar. They got really pretty yellow and orange flowers all over 'em. They like moist spots, they like part sun and they'll do really well and will come back year after year. And they can grow as a perennial, you can start 'em by the root or you can start 'em by seed in the spring. But they're a great addition to your garden.