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  • ligularia
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Ligularia 'The Rocket'

ligularia

RHS award of garden merit £8.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
Quantity

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, deep, moist soil
  • Rate of Growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Slender spikes of brilliant yellow flowers on dramatic, black stems zoom above large, handsome, boldly toothed leaves in July and August. This towering deciduous perennial makes a striking specimen plant for a moist, sunny border or bog garden. Or try it beside water, and make sure it has protection from the strong, midday sun.

  • Garden care: Protect the young shoots from slug damage using beer traps or environmentally-friendly slug pellets. The plant must be kept moist, so if you do not have a naturally boggy spot for them, you can create one by digging out an area and lining it with tough plastic, before punching a few holes through the bottom for drainage. Water regularly during periods of drought, and lift and divide large clumps in spring or after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost in spring.

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