Ligularia The Rocket

Ligularia 'Stenocephala'

Ligularia The Rocket
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This leopard plant cultivar is an imposing, clump-forming perennial with a mounded habit which is grown both for its foliage and for its spectacular flower spires. Large, triangularly heart-shaped, mostly basal, light green leaves (up to 1' long and wide) form a foliage mound that is attractive even when the flowers are not in bloom. Small, bright, lemon yellow, daisy-like flowers (1" across) appear in dense racemes in mid-summer atop thick, purplish, alternately-leafed flower spikes towering above the foliage to 4' tall.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in rich, humusy, medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade in a location sheltered from winds. Must have moist soils that never dry out. Benefits from a regular, deep watering in hot summers. Site selection in hot summer climates can be a bit tricky because leaves tend to show wilt when grown in hot sun and flower spikes tend to grow on a slant toward brighter light when grown in shade. Probably best in partially shaded (afternoon shade) or dappled shade locations.

Flower Color

Lemon yellow

Foliage Color

Light green

Plant Spread

2-4 ft.

Plant Height

3-5 ft.

Hardness Zone

4-8

Good Companions

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Woodland
Mass Plant
Bog Garden
Pond Edge
Shaded Border

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Part shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests

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