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Rodgersia sambucifolia


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Frederic Didillon, copyright GAP Photos (115973)

Plant details

This Chinese perennial produces terrific dark green leaves, to 75cm long, held on stout stalks, with a good show of white or pink fluffy flowers held well above the foliage in the first half of summer. In the right conditions - which means adding plenty of organic matter to the planting hole - it'll make an impressive clump, and it's ideal in bog gardens or damp, shady areas. If being planted in a sunny position, make sure that the ground doesn't dry out.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Rodgersia

Species: sambucifolia

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: March to March

Reader reviews

andrew earl3

I have these in my semi shade border....a grand,beutiful plant.

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