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Ligularia (Golden Ray) ‘Przewalskii’

Ligularia, ‘Przewalskii’ (pronounced Jevalski) is a gorgeous ornamental choice for a sunny spot in moist soil. This Ligularia is equally statuesque with tall yellow flower spikes above deeply toothed and lobed dark green leaves on purple-black stems. Forms a large clump of distinctive, palm-like foliage set with tall dark purple stems bearing golden-yellow blooms. Stunning in a group. Looks exotic and tropical. Like all Ligularia, this is an outstanding foliage plant that looks great even without its flashy flowers. Thrives in a very moist location.

Best in a rich, moist soil. Very impressive planted in groups or as a background in the perennial border. Though it does as well in well-drained soil, just as long as it never entirely dries out. Ligularia is also a true bog plant and can have water up to the head of the root without harm.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
LG770BAG Ligularia (Golden Ray) 'Przewalskii' 25 5 $56.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Ligularia 'Przewalskii'
Common Name Ligularia Ray
Family Asteraceae
Size #1
Height 4-6'
Spacing 15-18"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Large, deeply-cut, dark green
Flower Yellow
Bloomtime July

General Information +

General Characteristics: A very useful and attractive plant next to the pool or by a pond. Clump forming, herbaceous perennials from central and eastern Asia with a few species from Europe. They are grown for their showy, tall, slender yellow flowerheads. Each flower head is a raceme of many yellow florets showing strikingly against the purple-black stems. Like many perennials that form such spikes, it begins blooming at the bottom of the spike and works its way upward, lengthening the life of each spike's decorative vitality. Late in autumn, it dies to the ground but with no encouragement comes back the following spring. They are generally found in moist or wet grassland, scrub and open woodland and beside mountain streams and ditches. Shelter from strong winds to avoid the flower stems breaking off. To propagate, divide plants in spring.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil that is light, acidic, chalky/alkaline and moist. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Ligularias should be grown in fertile, deep, moist soil in dappled shade but with some protection from strong winds that may damage the inflorescences.

Pests or Diseases: They are relatively untroubled by pests and diseases but like many herbaceous perennials the young, tender, emerging leaves can be damaged by slugs and snails in the spring.