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Rodgersia aesculifolia


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink, White


Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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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