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Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

With 25cm long, bronze-tinted leaves like huge hands with brown veins, this Chinese perennial has great presence, and it's even more striking in midsummer. The clusters of creamy white to creamy pink flowers form loose pyramids on tall stems, and are beautiful. The seed-heads have a reddish tint in autumn. It makes a great show in a damp part of the border or bog garden where it can produce highly impressive clumps. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.

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


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