Have you been searching for a plant to put in a wet, shady area of your garden? Look no further, Ligularia or ‘Bottle Rocket’ is the ideal choice. Thriving in rich, medium to wet soils in part to full shade, Ligularia is an ideal woodland garden plant.
Mounds of triangular, heart-shaped leaves in shades from green to purple, depending on the variety, give way to stems that ‘rocket’ above the foliage and produce yellow flowers in heights of 2-4′. Leaf wilting can occur in hot summer climates, especially when exposed to too much sun. Providing extra water and afternoon shade will help to prevent this.