Ligularia (Golden Ray)  'The Rocket' -   Stenocephala | Perennial Bareroot Plant
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Ligularia (Golden Ray) 'The Rocket' - Stenocephala | Perennial Bareroot Plant

Tall spires of deep yellow flowers with contrasting black stems make ‘The Rocket’ an impressive statement in the herbaceous border during July and August

450088 Price:  £5.99

Tall spires of deep yellow flowers with contrasting black stems make ‘The Rocket’ an impressive statement in the herbaceous border during July and August. The tooth-edged leaves are heart-shaped and can grow to nearly 30cm across, so this plant needs space to grow and is long-lived when grown in the correct conditions. (See advice) For more information on bare roots please click here.

Please note the second picture is a 'general' bare root picture and all varieties will look different when they arrive. You will receive full planting instructions with delivery. 

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  1 Bare Root
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  180cm (71")
Position:  Partial Sun/Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Yellow
Plant Type:  Perennial
Flowering Period:  July - August
Botanical name:  Ligularia stenophyllus

Ligularia Specific Advice 

This deciduous perennial grows to 180cm and is best planted in a fertile soil that holds the moisture. Ligularias prefer to be placed in a south/south west facing position in the garden, out of the mid-day sun and given protection from drying winds.

General advice

Bare root perennials will benefit from a soak in a bucket of cold water for an hour before planting, to ensure that the roots are fully hydrated.

Dig a large enough hole to plant the whole root, without damaging it, and incorporate fresh compost with the soil to aid drainage.

Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost/soil mixture.  The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level.  If you can see a tiny amount of shoot or greenery make sure this is just above ground level.  Firm gently in ensuring there are no air pockets under or around the roots and water the area well.  This should be all the moisture they need until you can see the plants are actively growing.

Place a cane or label in the ground next to your bare root perennial just before you cover the roots over so that you know where and what you have planted.

*Do not plant bare perennials if the ground is waterlogged or frozen. If you need to plant when a very cold spell of weather is forecast, cover the area with cardboard or plastic sheeting to keep the worst of the cold out.

Alternatively, a very successful way to start off your bare root perennials is to plant up each bare root plant into a pot using fresh compost. Ensure that the pot is large enough for the roots to spread evenly in the pot. Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost. The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level. Water in well and place a label into each pot. Leave until early/mid-spring or once the weather is more clement, when they can be planted in their final flowering positions in the garden border.

The plants can be cut back in late autumn once they have flowered or you can keep the seedheads on as they look very pretty. 

Brookside Nursery Top Tip - Remember to water your bare root plants from spring throughout their first growing season to help establish healthy strong plants.

 

Our bare root perennials are available for dispatch during the month of March. If you have also ordered plug plants for dispatch in March or April, we will send your bareroots during the same week. Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24 , larger orders via Parcelforce 24

If you have ordered bareroot plants only (or other non-plug plant varieties), we will allocate your order to a week in March or April for dispatch. You wll recieve an email shortly after you order to confirm when you should expect these. 

 

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