Ligularia stenocephala Little Rocket

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Plant Code: LILR

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Foliage is as enticing as the flowers saw-toothed, arrowhead-shaped foliage. Missiles of 3 yellow flower spikes shoot skyward on dark stems. This container-friendly, dwarf variety loves shaded, moist locations. A bold statement!

Ligularia Little Rocket is a heavy-flowering shorter hybrid from breeder Marco Fransen. A natural for along a pond or stream, but they do require good drainage.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 36"
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Patent: PP14,621 'Lanternchen'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Ligularia General Information

Ligularia are impressive specimen plants that produce large masses of foliage sporting showy flowers. Dried flower heads attract goldfinches. Not for Gulf states.

Ligularia Plant Care

Prefers consistently moist, compost rich soil and light shade. Can be divided in spring as needed. Spent foliage can be removed as needed and should be cut back in fall to avoid mushy foliage.