Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby GoggleboxUK » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:50 pm

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Reputedly Hardy in zone 8, I really like the look of this one.

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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby Mr List » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:17 am

i'd seen this before but was really put off by the flowers.

thye remind me of some weeds.

you should look through:
http://www.alternativeeden.com/2011/06/ ... nders.html
for some similar plants/companion plants
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby GoggleboxUK » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:55 pm

That's where I found this one Mr L, Grub put a link up on his Facetube page.

Finding them for sale as plants in the UK is proving tricky, I can get seeds but would prefer a larger ouple for this season's growing.
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby carolpz » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:26 pm

I'm sick of it in my garden because it's a very untidy plant so I'll dig some up later towards spring and send you some if you like. Remind me as I have a notoriously bad memory. :oops:
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby The Codfather » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:39 pm

just cut the flowers off....but the foilage looks good.
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby GoggleboxUK » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:50 pm

carolpz wrote:I'm sick of it in my garden because it's a very untidy plant so I'll dig some up later towards spring and send you some if you like. Remind me as I have a notoriously bad memory. :oops:


That's very kind of you Carol, thank you.

Can I ask what kind of temperatures you got last winter in Penzance? I'd be interested to know just how hardy it is?
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby Conifers » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:13 pm

Mr List wrote:i'd seen this before but was really put off by the flowers.

thye remind me of some weeds.

The Codfather wrote:just cut the flowers off....but the foilage looks good.

The foliage looks like another infamous alien weed (Giant Hogweed) too :alien: :ahhh!:
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby grub » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:14 pm

That top ones a nice picture of Marks hand :lol:
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby GoggleboxUK » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:47 pm

I copyrighted that pic yesterday Grub, please have him chop off the hand and mail it to me.

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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby Mr List » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:46 pm

crug have this and many other lingularia species:

http://mailorder.crug-farm.co.uk/default.aspx?alpha=L

some look to have the foliage but with nicer flowers icon_thumleft
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby bobbyd44 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:55 pm

i have no pics from last year.. but it did survive -18 no problems. mine is not as deeply cut as the top picture..more like swiss cheese leaves.. a really nice looking plant, ihave 4/5diffrent ligularias all good large leaves a good plant to have imo.
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby GoggleboxUK » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:58 pm

That's excellent news Bobby, -18 is a serious low temp so I'm definitely going to consider this as hardy.

Thanks for the Crug link Mr List, I'll have a good look through that later and will probably end up ordering a few varieties.

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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby Mr List » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:18 am

this one also has really nice dark leaves:

Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'
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Re: Is anyone growing Ligularia Japonica?

Postby Mick C » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:06 pm

Mr List wrote:this one also has really nice dark leaves:

Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'


I planted one of these behind some podophyllums (Kaleidoscope & Sptty Dotty), the colour contrast worked really well.

Edit - found this photo. It's not the best but gives a general idea.
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