Common name: Ligularia-Bigleaf Ligularia King Kong

Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 3-3.5 Feet
Flower Color: Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color: Near-black shades  Purple shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Late summer
How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio  Woodland/Shade  Rain Garden  Eclectic
This part-shade loving perennial has the same dark foliage that gardeners have long admired in ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, but with leaves nearly twice as big at 16” across. The newest leaves are glossy and black-purple—as the summer progresses the leaves mellow to burgundy purple with a semi-glossy finish. Leaves are thick and leathery, with an undulating leaf edge. This vigorous plant comes in slightly taller than ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ due to its larger leaves, topping around 3-3.5 feet in our trials. Golden orange, daisy-like flowers top the plant on purple stems in midsummer, extending the height of the plant to 4 feet. Like most slow-growing Ligularia, this plant will take a few growing seasons to reach its mature height.
Leaves are greener in full shade—
plant in a site with morning sun for best purple color.