Rodgersia 'Herkules'

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photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (195294)

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A striking, clump-forming rodgersia which really stands out in the border with its large, architectural, bronze-flushed leaves. It's a low-growing variety that is perfect for the edge of a pond. The branched clusters of tiny, light pink flowers open in June and July. Plant in moist, rich soil with some shade from the midday sun. The more open the site, the more 'Herkules' needs a thick mulch to lock moisture in the ground, with regular drinks in dry summers for young plants. Also cover the young foliage with fleece to protect it from late frosts. Grow at the front of a shady border, or the shady side of a pond.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Rodgersia

Cultivar: Herkules

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Bronze

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to March

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