Common Name: Golden groundsel
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy
Time to plant seeds: September to May
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: July to September
'Desdemona' is a striking plant for a damp border or beside a pond. It almost counts as a dual purpose plant: the foliage is large and kidney-shaped, with maroon backs, and the flowers are large, shaggy, narrow-petalled deep orange daisies which appear in loose, flat-topped sprays in mid-summer. Like most ligularias, it is not a particularly sophisticated plant, but planted in large drifts with other species such as L. przewalskii beside ponds or in a large border, they create a very good effect.
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