PlantsLigulariasLigularia 'The Rocket'

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Ligularia przewalskii
Ligularia stenocephala

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet (.9-1.5m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: To 12 inches (30cm) long and wide.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Foliage Mound Height: 24 to 30 inches (60-75cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant


Slug NecklaceSlug Necklace
By Bonehead on May 26, 2014

Pennies glued to a cardboard collar, to deter both slugs and weeds.

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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jun 15, 2012 9:58 PM

Parentage: L. przewalskii × L. stenocephala

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 1, 2013 3:14 PM

I need to watch closely for slugs in my Pacific Northwest Zone 8 garden, although this ligularia is not as hard hit as others. I love the tall spires of yellow blooms, very eye catching.

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