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Ligularia dentata 'Othello' (Leopard Plant)

Leopard Plant 'Othello'


Ligularia dentata 'Othello' (Leopard Plant) is a robust herbaceous perennial noted for its large, rounded, bronze-tinted leaves adorned with deep purple undersides. The leathery foliage retains good color throughout the growing season. In midsummer to early fall, the plant sends up reddish stems topped by large clusters of brilliant orange-yellow daisies, 4 in. across (10 cm). This Leopard Plant is useful to make a bold statement along streams and ponds, around pools or in bog gardens. Both the flowers and leaves are great for cutting.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 18-30 in. wide (45-75 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun with some shade at mid-day or with dappled shade all day, in deep, fertile, reliably moist soils. Protect from strong, drying winds
  • Leopard Plant is generally disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails.
  • Cut back after flowering
  • Propagate by division in spring or after flowering. Clumps may be divided in the spring, every 3 to 4 years.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ligularia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 30" (45cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ligularia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 30" (45cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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