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Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink, White

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (43415)

Plant details

Rodgersias are striking plants for a damp border in light shade. This species, from Northern China, has superb foliage: large horsechestnut-shaped leaves with stalks and veins of reddish brown. In mid-summer, sprays of white or pink flowers which can be up to 60cm (2ft) tall, appear above the foliage . To propagate, divide plants in early spring. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Rodgersia

Species: aesculifolia

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink, White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


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