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A bold accent with large leaves and tall spikes

This Ligularia has large, heart-shaped leaves of up to 2 feet. The leaves have purple veins, are edged with exaggerated teeth and are borne on purple stems, making them quite dramatic. The foliage is mounded at the base of the plant, although some leaves are also borne on the tall flower spikes. The flowers—small, bright yellow daisies—are borne on 5- to 6-foot-tall spikes. Use this Ligularia as a bold accent or a pondside plant.  

Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'
The Rocket narrow-spiked goldenray
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Type: Perennial

Mature Size:
3-5 feet

Shape:
mounded
  Flower Color:
yellow
  Bloom Season:
July-August
September-October
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
  Soil Moisture:
moist
  Zones:
4-8
resistant to deer
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
specimen plant
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