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A 2016 Introduction from Walters Gardens. With a name like King Kong, you know that this brand new Ligularia will command attention in your garden. Morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal to bring out the intense purple shade of the glossy leaves. Leaves can reach over a foot in width and create dramatic texture. golden orange daisy-like flowers appear on purple stems above the foliage in midsummer. The plant grows best in cool moist locations.  This slow growing plant will take 2 or 3 years to reach its full size

Sun Exposure: morning sun afternoon shade (keep out of hot afternoon sun)

Soil type: average fertile

Soil PH: neutral

Soil Moisture: moist soil with good drainage

Care level: easy (add compost when planting)

Flower color: golden orange

Bloom time: midsummer

Foliage Color: dark green, purple, burgundy

Uses and Characteristics: accent: good form and texture, specimen, border, containers, shade garden, waterside, attracts butterflies, deer resistant, large, tall plant. .

Flower head size: medium

Height: 3-4 feet  Width: 3-3.5 feet

Growth Rate: slow

Propagation: Plants can be left in place for a long time without division.  To propagate divide in spring. 

Ligularia ‘King Kong’,  Bigleaf Ligularia, Zones 4-9