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Aug. 22, 2011 No Comments Posted under: Gardening Tips, Perennials

Ligularia, a shade loving perennial plant that produces spires or spikes of yellow color in July and August. They love moisture, rich humus soil, and grow in large clumps…Be sure to leave plenty of room between them. Ligularia get its name because of the tongue like shape of the large petals on each of the flowers. The larger leaves are either round or kidney-shaped and are sometimes toothed. The strong stems stand upright and the blooms are long lasting. They are a striking plant and deer seem to avoid them while butterflies love them. Companion plants with which to balance the ‘solid’ foliage of the Ligularia would be some light and lacy ferns, Meadow Rue or Astilbe. Golden or variegated Hosta would add color to the green foliage display.