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Ligularia The Rocket

 
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A great choice for moist, shady gardens, this big plant forms a large canopy of leaves and sends up bright yellow flower spikes in the middle of summer. A hummingbird favorite. (Ligularia stenocephala)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 60-72" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 1
SKU 1LIG

Plant Information

Ligularia "The Rocket" is a great plant for moist, shady gardens. It grows up to 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide so make sure you give this plant plenty of room to grow. In the middle of summer it sends up huge bright yellow flower spikes that are fragrant. It is best grown in loamy or clay soil that is constantly moist or wet. A hummingbird favorite.
SKU 1LIG
Common Name Golden Ray
Botanical Name Ligularia stenocephala The Rocket
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 60-72" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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2.5

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4.0

Grows Well in a Container

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from Dunellen, NJ

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Comments about American Meadows Ligularia The Rocket:

I have successfully grown this plant and had it flower in a large plastic pot buried in my garden in 1/2 day of sun. I keep the potting mix consistently moist. I originally had it in the same pot in dappled shade, and it did OK, but didn't really thrive. At times it wilts slightly on hot days, but recovers in the evening. It has very attractive foliage, which I mostly grow it for. Likes some sun, but needs LOTS of moisture!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Need to try it again

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from Pennsauken, NJ

Comments about American Meadows Ligularia The Rocket:

I lost both of these plants. Do they do best in all shade. I planted them in a garden that gets sun and shade. I will have to try planting them again.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

this will take time

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from Columbia, MO

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Comments about American Meadows Ligularia The Rocket:

I planted 3 in moist, shady spots. 2 died. The 3rd is getting started, and I hope in a couple of seasons will be a good addition to the garden.

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1.0

The Rocket did not perform

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from Wilmington, NC

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Comments about American Meadows Ligularia The Rocket:

I planted the Rocket in a shady place beneath a Dogwood Tree. It did not thrive, so I thought maybe it was too shady, so I moved the plants into a slightly sunnier area, but they just died. I was very disappointed. Thought about trying to get a refund, but did not bother

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Ligularis stenocephala

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from vale, nc

Comments about American Meadows Ligularia The Rocket:

Upon arrival, the bulb was very wet and the outside was mushy. But I thought that if the center was still good, it might have a chance to live. However it did not and I have been meaning to contact the company about how to get it replaced. I would very much like to have this plant in my garden. Thanks

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

doing well

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from St. Louis, Mo

Comments about American Meadows Ligularia The Rocket:

Plant arrived healthy in beautiful shape. It is now about 18 inches to 2 ft tall. It did not flower this year. It is in a bed with mint, hydrangea and elephant ears. It is easy to grow but it would be helpful to know how long it takes to maturity and flowering. I do plan to purchase more next spring.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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