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Ligularia 'Stenocephala'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This leopard plant cultivar is an imposing, clump-forming perennial with a mounded habit which is grown both for its foliage and for its spectacular flower spires. Large, triangularly heart-shaped, mostly basal, light green leaves (up to 1' long and wide) form a foliage mound that is attractive even when the flowers are not in bloom. Small, bright, lemon yellow, daisy-like flowers (1" across) appear in dense racemes in mid-summer atop thick, purplish, alternately-leafed flower spikes towering above the foliage to 4' tall.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in rich, humusy, medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade in a location sheltered from winds. Must have moist soils that never dry out. Benefits from a regular, deep watering in hot summers. Site selection in hot summer climates can be a bit tricky because leaves tend to show wilt when grown in hot sun and flower spikes tend to grow on a slant toward brighter light when grown in shade. Probably best in partially shaded (afternoon shade) or dappled shade locations.

Flower Color

Lemon yellow

Foliage Color

Light green

Plant Spread

2-4 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

3-5 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Woodland, Mass Plant, Bog Garden, Pond Edge, Shaded Border

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Critter Resistance


Part shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests