Little Rocket Leopard Plant

Ligularia stenocephala 'Little Rocket' PP #14,621

A fairly compact selection well-suited to smaller gardens, with large, jagged-edged green leaves. Long, purple-black spikes encrusted with bright yellow, daisy-like flowers are displayed well above the foliage. A great choice for specimen plantings or large tub or container use in the patio or pool area. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationlig-yoo-LAR-ee-uh sten-oh-SEF-ah-luh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Wet Soils, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta)

Thrives in deep, fertile, damp soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; prefers constantly moist conditions. Prune old flower heads to encourage more blossoms. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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