Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Good for pollinators
Common Name : ligularia, elephant earFamily : AsteraceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : BushyHeight : 1-1.5 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : GoldFlowering from : Juneto JulyFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenSunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Poorly-drainedSoil : NeutralSeason of interest : SummerFragrantHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
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.