Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lig-yoo-LAR-ee-uh sten-oh-SEF-ah-luh|
|Lore||In Japan the plant is known as Metakaraku, which means "sweet smelling roots".|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 5 to 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide|
|Design Ideas||A robust perennial essential to the mixed border and back of perennial beds. Attractive massed in a woodland setting. Linear planting creates a striking seasonal hedge-like mass. Single plants become large enough for a focal point or surround for art. Naturalizes well around water features, streambeds or pools, and provides solutions for low, damp spots. Component of cutting gardens, both foliage and flowers.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||Grow ligularia with other moisture lovers such as Glowlight Louisiana Iris, (Iris louisiana 'Glowlight'), Tropicanna Canna, (Canna indica 'Phasion'), Golden Japanese Sweet Flag, (Acorus gramineus 'Ogon') and Evergreen Solomon's Seal, (Disporopsis pernyi).|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune old flower heads to encourage more blossoms.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9