Ligularia, elephant ear

Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'

Photo/Illustration: 
David Cavagnaro
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Ligularia, elephant ear (Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket')
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Genus:  Ligularia
The aptly named ‘The Rocket’ is virtually indestructible if sited in damp shade. In spring, toothed green foliage unfurls to form an attractive mound. Flowering begins in midsummer when stalks packed with little buds rise up to 4 feet tall. Little golden daisies, opening from bottom to top, shoot upward like rockets to the sky.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Grows very slowly. Has large leaves.
Care:  Ligularias like partial shade and deep, fertile, damp soil. Don't let them dry out between waterings.
Propagation: 

Divide clumps in spring or after flowering.

Problems: 

 Slugs and snails.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Shade,
Woodland Garden,
Waterside
Style
Foliage,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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