Ligularia stenocephala Family: Asteraceae
Common name: narrow spiked ligularia
Description: An herbaceous perennial with an upright habit. Large, dark green, heart-shaped leaves on deep purple-red stems are slightly 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. Good cut flower. Good leaf colour in autumn. Attracts bees and butterflies. Deer resistant. Slugs and snails are a problem. Propagate by fresh seed; division in spring or autumn.
RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993
Posted on February 3, 2013