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Ligularia (Golden Ray) stenocephala 'Little Rocket'
Item LG650

Ligularia 'Little Rocket' is a dwarf version of 'The Rocket'. 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. Clump forming perennial with large, rich green, triangular, pointed, toothed leaves, with heart-shaped bases. Great for lightly shaded moist areas.

Best in a rich, moist soil. Very impressive planted in groups or as a background in the perennial border. Though it does as well in well-drained soil, just as long as it never entirely dries out. Ligularia is also a true bog plant and can have water up to the head of the root without harm.
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Size: #1 • Hardiness: Zones 4-9

Common: Dwarf 'Little Rocket' Ligularia • Flower: Bright Yellow

Botanical: Ligularia stenocephala 'Little Rocket'

Height: 2-3' • Spacing: 23-32" • Foliage: Large Deep Green Leaves

Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade • Bloomtime: Mid-Late Summer

Pests: They are relatively untroubled by pests and diseases but like many herbaceous perennials the young, tender, emerging leaves can be damaged by slugs and snails in the spring.

Notes: In late summer, tall slender racemes of numerous yellow flowerheads, to 1-1/2 inches across, with orange yellow centers, are born on black stems. Compact version of a perennial favorite is perfect for any consistently moist spot. Appreciates some afternoon shade, which will be brightened by upright golden yellow flowers riding on dark stems over large, bold leaves. Try at waters edge, in a moist woodland garden or for its vertical and horizontal interest in containers. Foliage plant. Shelter from strong winds.

Planting instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil that is light, acidic, chalky/alkaline and moist. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Ligularias should be grown in fertile, deep, moist soil in dappled shade but with some protection from strong winds that may damage the inflorescences.


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