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Pandora Ligularia

Ligularia dentata 'Pandora' PPAF

A dense, compact clump of beautiful, broad, glossy, deep purple foliage that boldly showcases its showy, large, yellow-orange, daisy-like flowers that emerge in summer. Excellent contrast for beds and borders, particularly paired with lime-colored foliage plants. Exceptional in containers. An herbaceous perennial; evergreen in warmer winter regions.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Keep soil moist to wet.


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Botanical Pronunciationlig-yoo-LAR-ee-uh den-TA-ta
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches only 12 to 16 in. tall, up to 20 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist to wet.
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia)

Thrives in organically rich, consistently moist, loamy soils. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures. Prune spent flower heads to encourage more blooms. Feed with a general-purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove old, faded foliage in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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