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    The Rocket Rayflower

    Ligularia 'The Rocket'

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    The Rocket Rayflower (Ligularia 'The Rocket') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    The Rocket Rayflower flowers

    The Rocket Rayflower flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    The Rocket Rayflower (Ligularia 'The Rocket') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    The Rocket Rayflower in bloom

    The Rocket Rayflower in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  3 feet

    Flower Height:  5 feet

    Spread:  3 feet

    Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3b

    Ornamental Features

    The Rocket Rayflower features bold spikes of yellow flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to mid summer. Its large serrated heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The deep purple stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

    Landscape Attributes

    The Rocket Rayflower is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    The Rocket Rayflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Vertical Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Bog Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    The Rocket Rayflower will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 5 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

    This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Articulation  Massing  Garden  Bog 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
    Ornamental Features

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