The flower on these plants are not my favorite, but I love the foliage. Last year something ate the leaves by late spring / early summer. I'm hoping I can find some natural ways to ward off pests this year. This is what my ligularia is looking like right now I'm pretty sure this is the Othello variety. I have one other that I'm still trying to identify...photo of it later.
|ligularia - Othello|
As pretty as this plant is, I would not have chosen it for my yard since it really does need to be kept uniformly moist. Didn't my yard's previous owner know that Boise is high desert? While I would not automatically xeriscape everything, I would have chosen plants that are a bit more drought tolerant. If I were on irrigation would be one thing, but unfortunately I'm in the part of my west Boise suburb that can SEE the irrigation canals but cannot access them. So I must rely on city water with its ever ticking meter to keep my place green. That's making me re-think several things I have growing.
But for now, I'll enjoy my ligularia