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Ligularia 'Little Rocket'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This container-friendly, shorter selection is a cross between 'The Rocket' x 'Lanternchen'. It was selected for its relatively compact habit and free-flowering ability. Large, rich green, serrated, heart-shaped leaves form an upright, basally branched mound. Beginning in midsummer, a profusion of bright yellow flower spikes rocket above the foliage, creating quite a spectacle. It is stunning when planted en masse!

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Ligularias are at their best when grown in cool, moist locations in part shade. Protection from the hot, afternoon sun is essential to prevent wilting. They are a natural for the pond side where there is a constant supply of moisture, though they do require good drainage.

Flower Color

Bright yellow

Foliage Color

Rich green

Plant Spread

2 ft.

Good Companions

Astilbe-Tall Japanese (Astilbe ), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia gerardii), Grass-Ornamental (Acorus gramineus), Hosta (Hosta ), Lily-turf (Liriope muscari), Toad Lily-Formosa (Tricyrtis formosana), Turtlehead-Pink (Chelone lyonii)

Plant Height

3-4 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Container, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass plant

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests