Ligularia 'The Rocket'

golden groundsel

2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, deep, moist soil
  • Rate of Growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Flowers: yellow
  • 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; line the plant hole with plastic, making a couple of holes in the plastic for drainage. Water regularly during periods of drought. 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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Water garden

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