Golden groundsel

Ligularia 'The Rocket'

Golden groundsel - Ligularia  'The Rocket'

Common Name: Golden groundsel
Genus: Ligularia
Cultivar: 'The Rocket'

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

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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