Rodgersia

Rodgersia podophylla

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Rodgersia (Rodgersia podophylla)
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Synonyms:  R. japonica
Genus:  Rodgersia
This species creates tropical drama with its large, toothed leaves and ivory-green, footlong flowers. It exhibits reddish-bronze color in autumn. 
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
Summer
Flower Color
Greenery,
White
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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