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Rodgersia

Botanical Name
Rodgersia spp.
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
9
Height
3 to 5 feet
Width
4 to 5 feet
Flowers
Late spring to midsummer: creamy white, creamy pink to red, arranged on large panicles
Light
Part shade
Soil
Requires moist soil
Planting & Care
  • Seldom needs division
  • Do not allow soil to dry out
Problems
Leaf scorch in dry soil
Varieties
  • Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing' - foliage emerges chocolate red in spring, maturing to green and then to bronze, red then brown in fall, flowers mature from pink to burgundy-red
  • Rodgersia aesculifolia - leaves resemble that of horsechestnut (Aesculus), hense the name, creamy white flowers, 3 to 5 feet
  • Rodgersia podophylla 'Rotlaub' - coppery-red leaves that mature to red-bronze in fall, jagged edged leaf margins, creamy white flowers, 3 to 4 feet

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