Ligularia przewalskii 

Ligularia przewalskii          Family: Asteraceae
(lig-yew-LAIR-ee-ah  sha-VAL-skee-ah)

Common name: Przewalski’s ligularia
Zone: 4 – 8
Height: 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5m)  Spread: 2-3 ft (60-90cm)
Aspect: partial shade; full shade
Soil: moist; fertile; well-draining
Water: regular    

Description: An herbaceous perennial with an upright habit. Large, dark green, arrowhead-shaped leaves on deep purple-red stems are deeply incised. Narrow spikes of deep yellow flowers appear on tall stems in early to late summer.

 

Special Notes: Native to the temperate regions of Europe and Asia. Named for the 19th Century Russian explorer, Nikolai Przhevasky (aka. Przewalski, Prjevalsky, Shavalski) who is better known as the discoverer of the last known species of wild horse. Good cut flower. Attracts bees and butterflies. Deer resistant. Good resistance to slugs and snails. Propagate by fresh seed; division in spring or autumn.

 

RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993

 

 

Posted on February 1, 2013