Leopard Plant (Ligularia)

Ligularia dentata 'Othello' ©maxandrew - stock.adobe.com
©maxandrew – stock.adobe.com

Zones: 3 to 9
Light: Shade
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 24″ to 48″ (depending on the variety)
Spread: 24″ to 36″

Ligularia dentata is a large-leafed perennial that likes heavy shade and wet soil.  Do not let it dry out.

For a pop of bright color in your shade garden, this easy-to-grow flowering perennial is just the thing.

The only problems being that snails and slugs will eat the leaves. And it may temporarily wilt in the afternoon sun, only to recover at night.  Which makes it best sited on the north side of the house.

Ligularia also attracts bees and butterflies and resists deer.

Totally stunning if you can keep it wet enough!

Find it HERE.*

This post was originally published on June 28, 2020 but was updated with new content on December 8, 2021.