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Astilboides tabularis

Astilboides tabularis Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Astilboides tabularis ass-til-BOY-deez tab-yew-LAR-iss 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.
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 Shade, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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