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Little Lantern Rayflower*

Ligularia 'Little Lantern'

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Little Lantern Rayflower (Ligularia 'Little Lantern') at Maidstone Tree Farm

Little Lantern Rayflower foliage

Little Lantern Rayflower foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

Striking conical heads of beautiful golden-yellow flowers rise above rounded dark green foliage that is coarse and airy; an excellent choice for the middle of a border and especially to accent a pond

Ornamental Features

Little Lantern Rayflower features bold spikes of yellow flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its large serrated heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The deep purple stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Little Lantern Rayflower is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Little Lantern Rayflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Little Lantern Rayflower will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Massing  Garden  Bog 
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Flowers  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
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