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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tuesday by appointment only
at Digging Dog
Including Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Ligularia przewalskii, and Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’
This moisture-loving member of the Asteraceae family is native to most of eastern Asia and named for
its “tongue-shaped” leaves. Whether planted as a specimen or en masse in a semishaded border, on the forest’s edge or by water, Ligularia will dazzle onlookers with its lush foliage and showy flowers
The scrumptious and bold gathering of huge kidney-shaped coarsely toothed leaves, each spanning over a foot across, adopts a swank dark chocolaty maroon polish. Manifesting purple undersides, the lavish foliage needs morning sun to retain its rich coloration, otherwise they turn more green as summer progresses. Hefty purplish black stems hoist daring golden orange daisy-like flowers about a foot aloft the lush leafy foundation. This tropical-looking ‘Othello’ sport emphasizes
extraordinary texture, thwarts those pesky deer and luxuriates in cool moist recesses with shelter
from hot afternoon sun. (PP#16,113)
Size: 3' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ (P-1940)
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Stately yellow flower spikes on slender black stems tower above the handsome, palmately cut, dark green foliage of this elegant Chinese native. Impressive yet undemanding, try planting it with Aruncus ‘Zweiweltenkind’.
Size: 5' 0"–6' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Ligularia przewalskii (P-0155)
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While stenocephala refers to the “narrow-headed flower,” ‘The Rocket’ sums up even better the form of this Ligularia, as well as the charged energy it inspires. The large leaves are kelly-green, heart-shaped, and feature coarsely serrated margins. Strong shoots emerge in the spring, which unfurl to create an underlayer of verdant leaves for the clear yellow racemes to
blast through on their way to altitudes of 5 ft. Striking and easily grown, it will sparkle in a wooded setting with Rodgersia nearby, or at water’s edge.
Size: 5' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ (P-0101)
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Current Staff's Favorite Plant
The plants featured in our vignette: Gaura lindheimeri 'Pink Cloud', Crocosmia 'Harlequin', Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'
Splendid September Plants, Winsome vignettes for sunny or shady garden nooks, September Splendor Sale!
Meld intriguing texture and lively colors for a splendid September display.
As Summer draws to a close....
September is a transitory month in the garden. As summer’s end approaches, the shadows are growing longer and the days are becoming shorter. This time of year may find some landscapes a tad lackluster. When designing your garden, you may wish to include plants that remain perky thoughout the season or experience their heyday now. The plants featured in this newsletter provide a lot of late season oomph and promise to beckon you down the pathways of your garden.
Our next guided Saturday Stroll is September 16th., followed by October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early September 2017 Newsletter Link
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