Over the weekend we have had torrential rain, strong winds and still this hybrid Ligularia looks good.
A strong growing plant, Ligularia dentata ‘Hybrid’ can be seen in the border at the pond. A mass of bright composite flowers shine out and entice visitors to discover the name of this bright, showy orange flowered mass.
The ray florets, the long petals that give the flower head its prominence, fan out from the central disc florets. The filaments explode from these like a pin cushion. Developing into musical notes as the anthers split and curl yellow.
The species is a native to Japan where it establishes on forest margins and in clearings. Enjoying a position on a stream side with exposure to the sun.