Once a month we will highlight a plant that is both suitable and stylish for the traditional Auckland garden. This month our plant is :
Ligularia reniformis :
This large attractive plant is an outstanding versatile gem. Commonly utilised in tropical designs, this impressive shrub tolerates most soil conditions in and around the Auckland area. Native to the damp habitats of central and eastern Asia, it's large dark green kidney shaped leaves can add a rich design element to any garden, as either a specimen plant or as a mass planting. Bright yellow daisy like flowers form during the summer months to make this perennial shrub a must have for any Auckland garden.