Ligularia 'The Rocket'

2 litre pot £14.99
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Buy Ligularia 'The Rocket' golden groundsel: Towering spikes of brilliant yellow flowers

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Tall ,Elegant

4

I wish the flower lasted longer as every flower I guess, great leaves, its a marginal really and needs a lot of water, I have both sides of garden and find it tends to wilt under hot sun so better in shade, Tall and Elegant when in flower

About,Alfie

Bournemouth

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I would recomend this plant if you have damp shady area

5

A very attractive plant with black stems and nice green leaves with spikes of yellow flowers

Dave

Chichester

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Ligularia'The Rocket'

4.5 2

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Plants for boggy area? Dear Crocus I have an area in my woodland that is really, really, boggy, can you advice on what plants would be suitable. Many thanks. Emma

emma freeman

Dear Helen Many thanks for list of plants I have ordered several of them. Regards

Crocus Helpdesk

Hello Emma, There are a few plants that will thrive in boggy soil - here are some of the best:- Gunnera manicata http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/gunnera-manicata-/classid.2880/ Osmunda regalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/classid.1834/ Carex elata Aurea http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/grasses/carex-elata-aurea/classid.77799/ Ligularia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.ligularia/ Astilbe Fanal http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/astilbe-fanal-%C3%97-arendsii/classid.2579/ Zantedeschia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.zantedeschia/ Sambucus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.sambucus/ Rodgersia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rodgersia/ Hostas http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hosta/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

emma freeman

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