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Ligularia 'The Rocket' (Leopard Plant)

Leopard Plant 'The Rocket', Ligularia przewalskii 'The Rocket', Senecio 'The Rocket'


Bright and beautiful, award-winning Ligularia 'The Rocket' (Leopard Plant) is a striking, clump-forming perennial noted for its spectacular flower spikes and foliage. The strongly toothed, heart-shaped, mostly basal, light green leaves, up to 1 ft. long (30 cm), give the plant a mounded habit and provide great ornamental value. In mid to late summer, the plant sends up tall racemes densely packed with small, bright lemon-yellow, daisy-like flowers held on contrasting black stems. Superb for the back of the border, this Leopard Plant is useful to make a bold statement along streams and ponds, around pools or in bog gardens.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (60-120 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun with some shade at mid-day or with dappled shade all day, in deep, fertile, reliably moist soils. Protect from strong, drying winds
  • Leopard Plant is generally disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails.
  • Cut back after flowering
  • Propagate by division in spring or after flowering.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ligularia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ligularia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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