Plant Type: Perennials
Sometimes called Elephant Ears, this is a bold specimen perennial that needs a moist location. It forms a mound of large, rounded dark, shiny purple-black leaves. Taller stems appear in midsummer, bearing clusters of bright golden-orange daisy flowers. Superb for the back of the border, or at the waterside. An unusual centerpiece for a tub or large container. Both the flowers and leaves are great for cutting.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Slugs can be troublesome. Clumps may be divided in the spring, every 3 to 4 years if desired.
Flower ColorGolden orange
Foliage ColorPurple black
Plant Spread2.5-3 ft.
Fern-Japanese Painted, Polemonium reptans (Jacob's Ladder) 'Stairway to Heaven', Hosta 'Dancing Queen'
Plant Height3-3.5 ft.
Soil MoistureMoist soil needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Accent, Border, Cut flower or foliage, Mass Plant, Specimen, Waterside, Woodland
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
Critter ResistanceDeer resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade, Shade