Britt Marie Leopard Plant

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Get bold yellow flower spikes that shine in the shade! The Britt Marie Crawford Leopard Plant (Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford') is a wonderful yellow-orange, rocket-shaped flower with huge leaves in dark chocolate-maroon foliage that remains dark for most of the season!

Britt Marie Crawford Leopard Plants makes an extremely bold statement in the garden, and its best ornamental feature is its dark leaves! Plus they hide a showy secret - breezes lift the leaves to reveal raspberry undersides!

The foliage can be rounded, kidney-shaped, or triangular with a wavy margin, bringing even more variety to this showy plant! This plant was first discovered by Britt-Marie Crawford in Fife, Scotland.

The flowers appear on tall spikes and bloom from July to August. The yellow-orange pollinator-friendly blooms are like long-petalled Daisy-like flowers that fill out the upright dark stems that really show off against dark chocolate-maroon foliage! They retain good color throughout the growing season, thriving throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9! Plus, the fall seed heads are filled with nutritious food for songbirds!

Landscape Application:

Use Ligularia in group or mass plantings, woodland gardens, or along streams, ponds, pools, or bog gardens! Add a large-scale perennial at the base of where the gutters drain on the shady side of your home! Fantastic around water gardens and Rain Gardens for a spectacular showing.

Fill the Shade Gardens, Perennial borders and Cottage garden locations around your yard! Gain big texture and color in those gloomy areas! Britt Marie Crawford Leopard Plant brings in the pollinators during the summer months, while the dark leaves add dramatic contrast!

You'll take your landscape to the next level with this spectacular display. Easy enough for beginners, Bottle Rocket Leopard Plant develops into an architectural structural element that looks good all season. These large perennials will certainly turn heads when you plant them as groundcover to fill large areas!

  • Yellow-Orange Daisy-Like Blooms
  • Dark Chocolate-Maroon Foliage
  • Summer Flowers For Pollinators
  • Wide & Tall Showy Perennials
  • Fantastic Large Shady Specimens, Rain Gardens & Fast En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care

Ligularia are resilient herbaceous perennials and can grow into large-scale plants up to 4 feet tall when in bloom and 4 feet wide! These plants should be planted in part sun/partial shade in a well-drained area, but keep the soil moist to wet. It should never be allowed to dry out! Apply a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch to keep moisture in the soil better.

  • Best In Partial Shade
  • Moderate to High Moisture
  • Well-Drained Rich Organic Soil
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Prune Mounds In Fall
  • Deer-Resistant & Widely Adaptable

Big and bold, the Britt Marie Leopard Plant shows off in a grand scale with its dark foliage and showy yellow summer flowers! Order yours today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Britt Marie Leopard Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 36 - 48 inches
Mature Spread 36 - 48 inches
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to High
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow/Orange
Foliage Glossy Red
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn