The Ligularia Othello tropical orange blooms offers a shade garden a tropical look
Image of Ligularia Othello taken from my garden July 19, 2009
About The Ligularia Othello
Try planting the Ligularia Othello with huge purple leaves and vibrant orange blooms. Perfect for a shade garden. Planting this perennial adds that tropical feel to my shade garden, which is beside My Beach area.
How To Grow the Ligularia Othello
The huge orange petal blooms rise up from the large purple, bronze leaves on very sturdy 18" single stems. Bloom time can be anywhere from the end of July to mid August.
My Ligularia, which is 2 years old produced 8 blooms this 2009 summer. Besides the occasional spider spinning its web within the shiny leaves, this shade perennial does not seem to be bothered by any pests, not even slugs.
This plant, however, does require a moist well drained soil and rich compost added each spring. It is slow to get going in the spring so have patience.
In my other semi shade garden, I have the Rocket Variety planted (yellow upright flower), which is another tropical looking stunner perennial.
Just a tip, this shade perennial is exactly what it says...it requires shade. The soil must never dry out as the leaves will immediately droop and if this happens on a regular basis, the leaves will eventually discolor and finally turn brown, thus requiring a total pruning.
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