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Rodgersia aesculifolia (Rodgersia)

Rodgersia aesculifolia Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rodgersia aesculifolia rod-JER-zee-ah ess-kew-lih-FOE-lee-ah Common Name: Rodgersia Genus: Rodgersia
This species has palmate, wrinkled leaves that extend to 2 feet wide. The veins and leaf stalks are reddish-brown and densely woolly. In midsummer, the 2-foot-long, upright flower spikes are made up of white or pink florets.
Noteworthy characteristics: The stature of Rodgersias adds drama and definition to gardens in full sun and partial shade. The leaves are strongly textured and may be tinged bronze; they pair well with finely-textured plants. They are at home by water, in a woodland, or in other moist garden sites. 
Care: Grow in humus-rich, moist soil in partial shade to full sun.
Propagation: Divide in early spring. Sow seed in a cold frame in spring.
Problems: Slugs.
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
Tolerance Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Spring
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Waterside
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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