More Information About Ligularia
The genus Ligularia is an old world group in the aster family that is used as both foliage and flowering plants in the garden. Ligularia flowers in the fall, producing clusters of butterfly-attracting, yellow composite blooms. There is some confusion about Ligularia and Farfugium. These two genera used to be a single genus , Ligularia, but were split into the cold-loving Ligularia (roughly 140 species) and the warm-loving Farfugium (2 species).
Ligularia prefers moist soil as found in its native habitat along stream banks and other bodies of water. We grow our ligularia in partial shade, but if the soil is kept consistently moist, you might be able to grow it in full sun, especially in the north. Ligularia pairs well with hosta, hibiscus, iris, ferns as well as its botanical cousins, petasites and syneilesis. Depending on the species, Ligularia can be used as a backdrop to smaller plants or as a specimen plant. It is deer-resistant too. When you're ready to buy ligularia for your perennial garden, check out our online list of ligularia for sale.