Rodgersia

Rodgersia aesculifolia

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Rodgersia (Rodgersia aesculifolia)
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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.

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
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
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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