BBQ Banana Ligularia
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Ligularia dentata. Here's a truly unique, attention grabbing Ligularia for a moist and shady garden. Vigorous chocolate-brown to bronze foliage is topped by large clusters of banana-yellow daisies in mid to late summer. Height 32-40". No.1 root.
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It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself.
Plant in well drained soil in a location where it gets morning sun with afternoon shade. Plant will wilt in warm locations if not in at least part sun in warm regions. Space 2-3 ft. apart, depending on the variety and covering roots to a depth where growing tips are at soil surface and surrounding the crown.
A 2" mulch of compost or shredded bark is beneficial taking care not to apply to close to the base of the plant but surrounding the foliage as it matures. Ligularia take 2-4 years to become established and reach their full size after planting. Can be divided in spring or fall and will greatly benefit from dividing every 3-4 years.