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Ligularia dentata 'Dark Beauty' (Leopard plant 'Dark Beauty')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ligularia dentata 'Dark Beauty'

Other names

Leopard plant 'Dark Beauty'

Genus

Ligularia Ligularia

Variety or Cultivar

'Dark Beauty' _ 'Dark Beauty' is a mid-sized, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial. It has large, glossy, heart-shaped, deep-purple leaves and from mid-summer to early autumn, bears orange, daisy-like flowers on slender stems.


Ligularia dentata 'Dark Beauty' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Orange in Summer; Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Ligularia dentata 'Dark Beauty' (Leopard plant 'Dark Beauty') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Bog garden, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, moisture-retentive soil in full sun to partial shade, in a sheltered position. Do not allow to dry out.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ligularia dentata 'Dark Beauty'

Other names

Leopard plant 'Dark Beauty'

Genus

Ligularia Ligularia

Variety or Cultivar

'Dark Beauty' _ 'Dark Beauty' is a mid-sized, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial. It has large, glossy, heart-shaped, deep-purple leaves and from mid-summer to early autumn, bears orange, daisy-like flowers on slender stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Orange in Summer; Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ligularia dentata 'Dark Beauty' (Leopard plant 'Dark Beauty') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Bog garden, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, moisture-retentive soil in full sun to partial shade, in a sheltered position. Do not allow to dry out.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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