Ligularia ‘The Rocket’

Ligularia
USDA Zone: 4-9
Sometimes called Elephant Ears, this is a bold specimen perennial that needs a moist location. Plants form a clump of large, jagged-edged green leaves. Purplish black stems rise above in summer, bearing long spikes of bright-yellow daisy flowers. Superb for the back of the border, or at the waterside. An unusual centerpiece for a tub or large container. Both the flowers and leaves are great for cutting. Slugs can be troublesome. Clumps may be divided in the spring, every 3 to 4 years.
Sun Exposure   Full Sun or Partial Shade

Soil Type   Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or   Alkaline or   Acid

Soil Moisture   Average or Moist or Wet

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Yellow

Blooming Time   Mid-Summer   Late Summer

Foliage Color   Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Attracts Butterflies
Border    Containers
Cut Flower   Deer Resistant
Massed   Specimen
Waterside   Woodland

Flower Head Size   Very Large

Height    47-70 inches

Spread    31-35 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium