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Ligularia ‘Dragon’s Breath’

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A small garden-sized version of this gorgeous foliage plant with “dragon fire” leaves. Northern California plantsman, Lichen, describes this gem as having a “darkly elegant” look. Showy black-stemmed scepters of fringed yellow blooms are in perfect scale to the plant. Captivating in a group or as a small accent in a container. Looks exotic and tropical; yet is undemanding. Thrives in a moist location.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-8
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 13″ / 22″ / 31″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): June

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SKU: LIGDRABRE Categories: ,
Common Name Dragon's breath Ligularia
Family Asteraceae
Genus Ligularia
species przewalskii
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
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Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 13" / 22" / 31"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time June
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower Color Yellow
Leaf Color Green
Soil Fertile, deep, reliably moist.
pH 5.6 - 6.8
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Pollinator Attractor
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Moderate. Requires summer moisture.
How Different? It is a dwarf form of L. przewalskii with the leaves thicker and more deeply cut.
Landscape Value Small garden, container, mixed beds, herbaceous border, waterside.
Finish Time to 4" 12 weeks
Comments Flowers in June. Thrives in a moist location. Ligularia are long-lived plants and seldom needing division. This one is slower growing than the species.
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