Saw this plant at an estate during the summer and have looked through countless books and online sources but had no success, could some kind soul please enlighten me as to what its name is please.
One of the Ligularias
Looks like ligularia to me
Ooops! Didn't see you there Fairy ... at least we agree
Thank you both ever so much, I can now try to find some to plant in the garden
There is a choice of varieties for the garden. I have a broad leaved one: Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’. See http://www.rezeau.org/wp-garden/en/ligularia-stenocephala-the-rocket/