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Ligularia 'Little Rocket' ('Lanternchen') PP14621 CPBR2400

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Ligularia

This shorter hybrid from breeder Marco Fransen was selected for its compact habit and heavy flower production.  A profusion of bright yellow flower spikes rocket above the clump of large, rich green, serrated leaves in midsummer.

Breeder: Marco Fransen

Introducer: Future Plants

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  3-4 Feet
Spread:
  2 Feet
Flower Color:
  Yellow Shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Sun or Shade?:
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Woodland/Shade
  Rain Garden
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Ligularias are at their best when grown in cool, moist locations in part shade. Protection from the hot, afternoon sun in the south is essential to prevent wilting. They are a natural for the pond side where there is a constant supply of moisture, though they do require good drainage.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'
Common Name: Toad Lily-Formosa
4,5,6,7,8
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Hosta 'Dixie Chickadee'
Common Name: Hosta
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name: Cardinal Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
4,5,6,7,8
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Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Matteuccia struthiopteris
Common Name: Fern-Ostrich
3,4,5,6,7
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Astilbe 'August Light' ('Augustleuchten')
Common Name: Astilbe-Hybrid
4,5,6,7,8,9
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.