Bottle Rocket Leopard Plant

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Good Times Bottle Rocket Leopard Plant

  • Showy Perennial with Unique Flowers and Incredible Foliage
  • Long Racemes Covered with Small, Orange-Yellow Blooms
  • Butterflies and Hummingbirds Love Their Nectar
  • Tall Flower Spikes Rise Above Bold Foliage
  • Chocolate Stems Make a Great Contrast
  • Thick Leaves are Flaring with Serrated Edges and Corrugated Veins
  • Forms Compact, Dark Green, Dense Clump
  • Full Sun Only With Afternoon Shade
  • Prefers Part Shade and Rich, Moist Locations
  • Tolerates Heavy Clay Soil
  • Low Maintenance Superstar
  • Deer Don't Prefer Leopard Plants

No one can forget the sight of Bottle Rocket Ligularia (Ligularia x 'Bottle Rocket' PP #24,486)! In bloom, or out of bloom. . .this rugged charmer makes a very handsome addition to the wetter parts of your garden.

Plant them for texture first and foremost. With leathery, reflexed leaves that feature boldly toothed edges, Bottle Rocket makes a real statement in Shade Gardens.

These clump-forming perennials look great in a large outdoor container, and really shine in borders and at the edge of ponds. Keep them well-hydrated for best results.

Even their summertime blooms have bravado. Long dark racemes are held above the distinctive foliage in sturdy wands.

Mustard-yellow flowers line their entire length for a gorgeous display you'll see from across the yard! Bottle Rocket isn't a shy, retiring type!

Butterflies "ooh" and "ahh" over these perfectly proportioned plants. You'll be so happy to know that your choice is supporting local beneficial pollinator populations.

Use them where you have moist soil. They'll thrive in clay soils that retain water and partner well as a dynamic "Filler" at the base of elaborate, large-leaved Colocasia Elephant Ear corms.

Try them with tall-grass prairie stars like Filipendula Queen of the Prairie, Rattlesnake Master and Lobelia Cardinal Flower. Mass them for an impactful contrast in Rain Gardens to help filter runoff from roots and streets.

Consider them rugged groundcover that lights up damp areas in full shade or partially shade. Plant them two feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

You'll take your landscape to the next level with this spectacular display. Easy enough for beginners, Bottle Rocket Leopard Plant develops into an architectural structural element that looks good all season.

Ensure they have good moisture and mulch over the root systems. Pull the mulch back away from the stems to provide proper air circulation.

Keep them tidy by trimming back the flowers once they are past. In springtime, clean up any winter-damaged leaves to prepare for another gorgeous season.

This selection is a favorite with many of our plant experts, and garden designers across much of the United States love using them to impress their clients. You'll love it, your order Bottle Rocket Ligularia today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Bottle Rocket Leopard Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ligularia x 'Bottle Rocket'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 28 - 34 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 28 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Golden Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No
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