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Golden Ray

Ligularia dentata 'Othello'

Dark green leaves with purple undersides support daisy-like flowers.

Sometimes called Elephant Ears, this is a bold specimen perennial that needs a moist location. Plants form a clump of large, rounded dark-green leaves with a purple backside. Taller stems appear in June, bearing clusters of bright golden orange daisy flowers. Superb for the back of the border, or at the waterside. An unusual centerpiece for a tub or large container. Both the flowers and leaves are great for cutting. Slugs can be troublesome. Clumps may be divided in the spring, every 3 to 4 years. ?Othello? is very similar to the variety ?Desdemona', but slightly earlier to flower.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

35-47 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow warm at 60-70°F keeping soil evenly moist. Provide 35% shade to avoid leaf burn. Once actively growing temperature can be dropped and fertilizer can be applied. Generally finishes in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Use a well draining professional potting soil leaving crown of plant at or just above the soil surface. Water well and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil. Prefers partial sun to full shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.