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Ligularia stenocephala (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)
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Zones A2, A3, 1-9, 14-17, 32, 34, 36-41
Partial Sun
Partial
Ample Water
Ample
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’

Ligularia stenocephala

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials

LIGULARIA

Stately perennials from China and Japan. These form 3-ft.-wide clumps of large leaves topped by daisy-type flowers in yellow to orange. All need rich soil and plenty of moisture; they do not tolerate heat or low humidity. Best with morning or afternoon sun and midday shade; or with dappled shade all day. The more sun they get, the more water they need. Good around pools, along stream beds, in bog gardens.

Ligularia stenocephala

Especially stunning flower spikes. Usually represented by the variety ‘The Rocket’, which forms a large clump of foot-wide, irregularly toothed leaves topped by tall (up to 5-ft.), narrow, dark-stemmed spires bearing many 1 1/2-in. yellow daisies in summer.

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