Ligularia tussilaginea, ideal for gardens or terraces due to its great ornamental value

Ligularia tussilaginea also known as Ligularia or Basque Beret . It belongs to the Compositae family and is made up of about 100 species of perennial plants. It is native to the temperate climate zones of Asia and Europe.

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Characteristics of the Ligularia tussilaginea

Herbaceous plant that grows in the form of lawn grass , about 60 cm tall. The stems develop into a dense bush. The leaves are large, webbed in shape that resemble a Basque beret (hence its name).

The flowers are yellow in color that are grouped in inflorescences and are similar to daisies. Its flowering is in autumn and winter, generating flower stems that stand out erectly and above the whole of the bush.

Ligularia tussilaginea care

It is a species that is used in borders or rockery, as well as to upholster areas of the garden or in pots for terraces or balconies.

It can be located in full sun (but it must be protected if it is a very intense sun), or, in semi-shade. The ideal temperature is between 15 to 25˚C. So it does not tolerate too cold or icy climates.

As for the soil, it requires one that retains moisture, is fertile, and has good drainage. In the event that it has to be transplanted, it is best to do it in the fall to spring. In addition, it has a good tolerance to moderately saline environments.

Irrigation should be abundant in the summer and minimize at other times of the year.

The fertilizer should be annual, but it will be appreciated if it is incorporated in the summer every 15 days with a mineral fertilizer  so that it can develop vigorously.

It is a plant resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to attack by slugs. So you have to pay attention if you have the presence of this specimen.

It multiplies by means of seeds sown in the spring or by division of the bush.

A plant that is worth knowing or having it in the garden so that it can give that unique touch to the place. Now that you already have it, tell us how it goes and what you like the most about this beautiful specimen so that more and more people are encouraged to buy one.

Image courtesy: Drew Avery

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