Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Good for pollinators

Common Name : leopard plant 'The Rocket'Type : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : BushyFoliage : DeciduousHeight : 1-1.5 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : GoldFlowering from : Juneto JulyFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Poorly-drainedSoil : NeutralSeason of interest : SummerTo be Sheltered Fragrant

The aptly named ‘The Rocket’ is virtually indestructible if sited in damp shade. In spring, toothed green foliage unfurls to form an attractive mound. Flowering begins in midsummer when stalks packed with little buds rise up to 4 feet tall. Little golden daisies, opening from bottom to top, shoot upward like rockets to the sky.


P5

2016.- Only one specimen survived out of the 3 planted in June 2014. Needs a lot of water in the summer!

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