Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Rodgersia aesculifolia
  • Common name: Rodgersia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 2m

Spread: 90cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Rodgersia aesculifolia is a striking Chinese perennial, bearing long, bronze-tinted leaves with brown veins, above which spikes of star-shaped, white or pink flowers appeae in midsummer. It's ideal for growing at pond or stream margins in a sheltered, shady spot, and makes a great planting partner for ferns.

In autumn the creamy white to creamy pink flowers of Rodgersia aesculifolia develop into reddish seedheads have a reddish tint in autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has give it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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