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DESCRIPTION: The Rocket Ligularia features bold spikes of yellow flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to mid summer. Its large serrated heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The deep purple stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.
BOTANICAL NAME: Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'
OTHER NAMES: The Rocket Rayflower
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 150 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 100 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Glowing yellow
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Prefers a moist or wet site
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage, Cut Flower, Border, Deer Resistant
The Rocket Ligularia is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
The Rocket Ligularia is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
The Rocket Ligularia will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 5 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.