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Scientific Name: Ligularia stenocephala
Pronunciation: lig-you-LAIR-ee-uh sten-oh-SEFF-uh-luh
Common Name: ligularia
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves 12cm, cordate, irregularly saw-toothed; flowers yellow bottle brush-like that rises above the leaves.
Course(s): HORT 2355


Habit: Open, Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Filler, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google Images Most images are of L. 'The Rocket'. Also on campus: L. 'Little Rocket'.
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Other
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Acute
Margins: Dentate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, (Ligularia stenocephala 'Little Rocket' has very bright yellow blooms.)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

 
Fruit Type: Cypsela (achene + calyx)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
Additional Info:stem black
  
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots


Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Slugs or snails
 
Location(s):
(PDW) PonD West : cv. The Rocket
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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