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Ligularia – Bottle Rocket’

Garden Height
28 - 34
Spacing
24 - 28
Spread
24 - 28
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Yellow
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
Proven Winners

Maintenance Notes

Ligularias are at their best when grown in cool, moist locations in part shade. Protect from hot afternoon sun. Required constant moisture.

Uses Notes

Best used in partial sun landscapes.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape

Soil Fertility Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Neutral Soil

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 1 - 1.3

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Late Spring to Summer Finish, Grow in 6" - 1 ppp or 2 gallon - 1ppp

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Usually not necessary.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in the notes. Few insect and disease problems. Watch for Rhizoctonia, Aphids and White Fly and treat as necessary.

Grower Tips

-Bulking them the year before is best when growing in larger sizes (2 gallon containers). When grown in smaller sizes (6" and 1 gallon containers), they can be grown and sold in one season, but bulking the year before can still be beneficial for producing a superior plant.

-Protect plants from direct, hot sun since this can cause plant stress, this is common with late summer planting. Keeping plants more moist during hot temperatures will reduce plant wilt and stress.

-Plant plugs even with the top of the soil.

-Cold vernalization and Long Days are required for flowering, but plants can be sold as a foliage item without vernalization or Long Day treatment.