Rodgersia henrici


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

This is a good architectural plant with big horse chestnut-like leaves. The new foliage and flowers buds are chocolate brown, but the leaves soon turn green with a hint of bronze, before going red in the autumn. The flowers are creamy white with a dash of pink. The key to success is moist soil but, if being grown in a sunny position, make sure that the ground doesn't dry out. Plants quickly spread, making an effective clump, for example, around natural ponds or in bog gardens, but they can easily be divided in spring if they get out of control.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Rodgersia

Species: henrici

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to March

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