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Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'
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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.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Slugs can be troublesome. Clumps may be divided in the spring, every 3 to 4 years if desired.

Flower Color

Golden orange

Foliage Color

Purple black

Plant Spread

2.5-3 ft.

Good Companions

Fern-Japanese Painted, Polemonium reptans (Jacob's Ladder) 'Stairway to Heaven', Hosta 'Dancing Queen'

Plant Height

3-3.5 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist soil needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Accent, Border, Cut flower or foliage, Mass Plant, Specimen, Waterside, Woodland

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun to part shade, Shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests