Scientific Name: Ligularia dentata Form: Oval - horizontal
Common Name:bigleaf goldenray Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Open, Upright
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Heavily veined, Orbicular, Reniform, Dentate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), (Floriferous), Yellow, Orange, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Leaves basal, cordate, copper on top, purple on the bottom, blades up to 25 cm long and petioles even longer; heads yellow, up to 6 cm wide.