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Ligularia sibirica - (L.)Cass.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Wet woods, meadows and scrub by streams[187]. Swamps, moist grasslands, stream banks, grassy slopes and forest margins at elevations of 400 - 2200 metres in China[266].
Range Europe to E. Asia - China, Japan, Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ligularia sibirica


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ligularia sibirica is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[105, 177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a deep moist or even boggy fertile humus-rich soil[200, 233]. Succeeds in sun or semi-shade[188]. Plants often wilt on bright windy days[200]. The young growth in spring is very susceptible to damage by slugs and snails[233]. The subspecies L. sibirica speciosa. (Schrad.)DC. is the form used in China as a food[177].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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(L.)Cass.

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