Astilboides tabularis

Astilboides tabularis

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Astilboides tabularis)
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Synonyms:  Rodgersia tabularis
Genus:  Astilboides
This unique species bears large, rounded leaves that resemble lily pads and seem to defy gravity.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Astilboides creates exceptional drama and contrasts well with finely textured foliage. Its magnificent leaves have ruffled edges and prominent veins, and form a central, concave depression at the point of the stem attachment. The leaves mature to 3 feet wide and splay outward, forming what looks like an enormous foliage bouquet. Small panicles of creamy white flowers appear on 5-foot-tall stems.
Care:  Grow in cool, moist soil in partial shade.
Propagation:  Divide in spring as foliage emerges. Sow seed in autumn.
Problems:  Slugs on flower buds.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden,
Shade
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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