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| Big Leaf Ligularia|
Round, sometimes cordate leaves with long petioles. Flower stems are dark red, opening to corymbs of orange-yellow flowers. Some dark-leaved cultivars, such as 'Desdemona' and 'Othello,' emerge with purple leaves that turn green on top but remain purple underneath.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded
Plant Use: In beds and borders. Plant in groups.
Width: Minimum: 24 inches Maximum: 36 inches
Foliage Texture: coarse
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: L. dentata 'Desdemona' is more compact than the species. 'Othello' is very similar to 'Desdemona,' but less compact and has smaller flowers.