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Ligularia stenocephala

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
lig-yoo-LAIR-ee-ah sten-oh-SEF-ah-lah
Description

Ligularia is grown for its imposing spires of bright yellow flowers. 'The Rocket' is a cultivar known for its more compact, 18-24" tall spires of lemon yellow flowers. Ligularia will not tolerate hot midday sun, when the leaves wilt.  Prefers light to afternoon shade as well as moist, rich soil.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'The Rocket'
    More compact and shorter than species
'The Rocket'
Tags:
#yellow#perennial#light shade
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'The Rocket'
    More compact and shorter than species
'The Rocket'
Tags:
#yellow#perennial#light shade
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ligularia
    Species:
    stenocephala
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China to Temp. Eastern Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No