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.|
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