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Ligularia ‘Dragon’s Breath’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


A small garden-sized version of this gorgeous foliage plant with “dragon fire” leaves. Northern California plantsman, Lichen, describes this gem as having a “darkly elegant” look. Showy black-stemmed scepters of fringed yellow blooms are in perfect scale to the plant. Captivating in a group or as a small accent in a container. Looks exotic and tropical; yet is undemanding. Thrives in a moist location.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-8
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 13″ / 22″ / 31″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): June

SKU: LIGDRABRE Categories: ,
Common Name Dragon's breath Ligularia
Family Asteraceae
Genus Ligularia
species przewalskii
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
How Different? It is a dwarf form of L. przewalskii with the leaves thicker and more deeply cut.
Landscape Value Small garden, container, mixed beds, herbaceous border, waterside.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 13" / 22" / 31"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, deep, reliably moist.
Water (Garden) Moderate. Requires summer moisture.
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Pollinator Attractor
Comments Flowers in June. Thrives in a moist location. Ligularia are long-lived plants and seldom needing division. This one is slower growing than the species.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.8 – 2.5
pH 5.6 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering
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