Roundleaf Ragwort: Coming Soon to LGS

Jan 20, 2022 | Blog, Native Plant Spotlight

Coming Soon to LGS

Packera obovata

Packera obovata Roundleaf Ragwort 1


Packera obovata, roundleaf ragwort, is herbaceous perennial that easily grows in average, moist, well-drained soils. In addition, it grows well in full sun to part shade but blooms are most abundant in shady locations. Roundleaf ragwort naturalized swiftly and produces brilliant, daisy-like yellow flowers throughout the spring. The stems of the flowers can grow up to 18 inches tall, and the leaves grow about 2 to 4 inches long. The foliage is semi-evergreen and can be used as an attractive ground cover.

packera obovata leaves

LGS notes:

Another exciting new addition for 2022! Our customers and clients love this plant’s popular cousin Packera aurea for its ability to quickly fill in troublesome shady areas with dense, evergreen groundcover. Packera obovata looks very similar, but can withstand drier, full-sun conditions. -Jessica

The flush of early color from Packera is always wonderful for gardeners and pollinators! Packera obovata is the larval host of the Northern Metalmark butterfly, a species listed as threatened in Maryland. – Cianna

Latin Name: Packera obovata
Common Name: Roundleaf ragwort
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Southeastern United States
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to June
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Ground cover, naturalize, rain garden
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
(Information from Missouri Botanical Garden)

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