The Rocket Ligularia: shade garden This could easily be mistaken for a tropical plant—but it's really an easy-to-grow perennial. Plants reach 3-5 ft. tall with big, leathery leaves that are rich green on top with ebony to purple underneath. Bright yellow blooms form dense racemes 18-24 in. long in midsummer. Prefers partial to full shade. Zones 4-8
Chalk Paint recipe- mixed up a very small amount of this in black today, it was easy to put the "distressed" look in while still wet, We'll see how it dries, brush marks just disappeared. So far, I'm impressed.