Ligularia ‘The Rocket’

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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

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ContentLigularia ‘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    MediumEchinacea × hybrida Sombrero® Adobe Orange Hybrid Coneflower USDA Zone: 5-9 A new series of Coneflower bred to produce well-branched, sturdy and compact plants featuring a high bud count. This selection produces very large, single flowers with overlapping orange petals surrounding a large, rust-brown cone. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. However, keeping some dried flower heads on the plants in fall will provide food for wintering song birds. Dried seed heads also add interest to the winter garden. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Sun Exposure   Full Sun Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid Soil Moisture   Average or Dry or Moist Care Level   Easy Flower Color   Orange Blooming Time   Mid-Summer   Late Summer   Early Fall Foliage Color   Deep Green Plant Uses & Characteristics Accent: Good Texture/Form    Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds    Border Containers    Cut Flower Deer Resistant    Dried Flower Drought Tolerant    Massed Specimen Flower Head Size   Large Height    23-25 inches Spread    16-18 inches Foot Traffic    None Growth Rate    MediumSalvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ Perennial Sage USDA Zone: 3-9 The Perennial Sages are invaluable perennials for their rich display of spiky flowers in the early summer border. This selection is medium to tall, with flowers of deep violet-blue held on unusually dark stems. Remove faded blooms to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting. Drought tolerant once established. Also tolerates heat and humidity. Plants may be easily divided in early spring or fall. Can be clipped back hard after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Winner of the 2000 Outstanding New Perennial Award by the International Hardy Plant Union. Sun Exposure   Full Sun Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay Soil pH   Neutral or   Alkaline or Acid Soil Moisture   Average or Dry or Moist Care Level   Easy Flower Color   Purple Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer Foliage Color   Grey Green Plant Uses & Characteristics Accent: Good Texture/Form    Attracts Butterflies Containers    Cut Flower Deer Resistant    Drought Tolerant Rabbit Resistant    Massed Flower Head Size   Large Height    20-29 inches Spread    18-23 inches Foot Traffic    None Growth Rate    MediumAurora Delphinium The AURORA series of Delphinium offers excellent uniformity and hybrid vigor with flowers tightly packed on sturdy stems. They form stately spires of flowers in early summer, over a mound of deeply cut green leaves. This selection features tall spires of vivid blue, semi-double flowers each with a white bee or center. Excellent for cutting. Trim back spent stems to the base to encourage repeat bloom later in the autumn. Be on the watch for aphids, slugs and powdery mildew, all common problems with Delphiniums. Staking the individual flower stems in June as they begin to elongate is wise, to help avoid wind damage. Sun Exposure   Full Sun Soil Type   Sandy or Clay Soil pH   Neutral or   Alkaline or Acid Soil Moisture   Average or Moist Care Level Moderate Flower Color Deep Blue with white Blooming Time Early Summer   Mid-Summer Foliage Color Deep Green Plant Uses & Characteristics Accent: Good Texture/Form, Attracts Hummingbirds, Border, Cut Flower, Massed Flower Head Size Very Large Height 35-47 inches Spread 23-35 inches Growth Rate   Medium USDA Zone: 3-9Hosta ‘Curly Fries’ Hosta USDA Zone: 3-9 Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This miniature to small-sized selection features an arching habit with narrow, rippled, chartreuse leaves. Lavender flowers appear midsummer. To maintain the bright chartreuse foliage, situate where it will receive morning sun. Ideal for the rock garden, wall or in containers. Also suitable for edging. Clumps may be easily divided in the spring or fall. Sun Exposure   Partial Shade Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid Soil Moisture   Average or Moist Flower Color   Mauve/Lilac Blooming Time   Mid-Summer Foliage Color   Chartreuse Plant Uses & Characteristics Alpine & Rock    Containers Edging    Rabbit Resistant Ground Cover    Woodland Flower Head Size   Small Height    4-6 inches Spread    14-16 inches Foot Traffic    None Growth Rate    MediumGaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Red Shades’ Blanket Flower USDA Zone: 3-9 Blanket Flowers are valuable for their very long season of bloom. This selection blooms profusely even in the first year, forming a low, compact mound. large, crimson-red daisies, some with yellow tips, appearing from June into the autumn. Thrives in hot, sunny sites. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Not the best choice for heavy clay soil that will stay wet through the winter. Removing faded flowers will encourage constant blooming. Sister color to G. ‘Arizona Sun’, the All-America Selections and Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner. Sun Exposure   Full Sun Soil Type   Normal or Sandy Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid Soil Moisture   Dry Care Level   Easy Flower Color   Red   Yellow Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer   Late Summer   Early Fall Foliage Color   Light Green Plant Uses & Characteristics Accent: Good Texture/Form    Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds   Border Containers    Cut Flower Deer Resistant    Drought Tolerant Edging    Rabbit Resistant Massed Flower Head Size   Large Height   10-12 inches Spread    10-12 inches Foot Traffic    None Growth Rate    Medium
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