Rodgersia aesculifolia


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Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Rodgersia aesculifolia

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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).

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Rodgersia

Species: aesculifolia

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: May to June

Time to divide plants: March to April

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: July to August

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