LIGULARIA DENTATA (CLIVORUM) 'DESDEMONA'
Three inch wide, bright orange flowers on branching purple stems, stand above glossy, beetroot-coloured, heart-shaped leaves. This exceptional back-of-border or even bog plant attracts countless butterflies and moths, such as the Painted Lady butterfly shown here.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:MIDNIGHT LADY