Joy Creek Nursery

191-006-1   Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'  

Ligularia  stenocephala 'The Rocket'
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Because Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket' is a plant of moist woods and stream-sides, it needs regular deep water. It is not uncommon on a hot summer day to find the stems have collapsed. A deep soak will revive it if it is not administered too late. The 8- to 12-inch diameter leaves are deeply toothed and are nearly triangular in shape. The principal difference between Ligularia 'The Rocket' and the species is that the blooming stems are dark purple black which contrasts beautifully with the bright yellow flowers. With Ligularias it is a good idea to bait for slugs and snails in the spring or any time the critters are active.

Early to midsummer.  6 ft. x 3.5 ft.

Yellow flowers

Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Although the height of the bloom spike is listed as 6 feet in the AHS Encyclopedia of garden plants we have found that when the plant is happy the blooming spike can reach 8 feet in our gardens

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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