Ligularia 'The Rocket'

9cm pot £8.99 £6.99
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Buy Ligularia 'The Rocket' ligularia: Towering spikes of brilliant yellow flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Great value plant


Bought this plant in a 9cm pot last spring, its now about 2 feet square and thriving in all it glory. I live in NE Scotland! We have a sub arctic climate up here so am delighted that my sedums thrive here. Having said that all my plants from Crocus have done very well here. Great plants


Glass,Huntly, Aberdeenshire


Sunsparkler loses its zing


Good quality, decent sized healthy plants were delivered, which had the attractive colouration of the photo, but in a pot in full sun the colours faded quickly to almost plain green. I'll see what they look like this Spring after overwintering.



I would buy thus product again


This plant was very pretty. Unfortunately - it got eaten by slugs and ants! I'm hoping that it will recover again for springtime!


West Malling



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I have a number of ligularia in my garden. Unfortunately when I bought them I did not line the hole with plastic. The ligularia have been in situ for about four to five years - can I lift them and line the hole with plastic or will roots have spread too much to do this? Should the plastic just line the bottom of the hole or should it be more like a bag in which the plant sits? If this is the case, will this restrict the planting from growing to its maximum size? Many thanks, Jane


Hello, If the ligularias are growing happily in the spot you have planted them in, then it sounds as though they are getting enough water and I would leave them be. If however they are not thriving, then you can create a bog garden by digging out an area large enough and deep enough for the clump and line this with tough plastic. Punch a few holes into the bottom of this plastic to allow excess water to drain away and then infill with soil and compost before planting out the Ligularias (and any other bog-loving plants you want to include). As for lifting the original clump, again I would only do this if necessary, but if you do want to do this, you can do it in sections (dividing the clump) and the best time to tackle this would be spring, or immediately after they have flowered.


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