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Ligularia ‘Osiris Café Noir’
Ligularia ‘Osiris Café Noir’
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Ligularia ‘Osiris Café Noir’

Dwarf Ligularia

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.317.760

A unique Canadian selection of Ligularia or Elephant Ears, this is a bold-leaved specimen perennial that needs a moist location. It forms amidsized moundof large, jagged-edged leaves that emerge deep black-purple, ageing to bronze shades and eventually to olive green. Taller stems appear in midsummer, bearing golden-yellow daisy flowers. Superb for themiddle of the border, in containers or at the waterside. Both the flowers and leaves are great for cutting. This selection has fairly thick leaves but slugsmay stillbe troublesome and require control. In warm summer regions plan to grow this in shade.Quite likely hardy to Zone 3 or colder. Developed by Serge Fafard of Les Jardins Osiris in Quebec. USPP#21351: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Ligularia ‘Osiris Café Noir’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate