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Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia

Rodgersia aesculifolia

Also known as

Fingerleaf Rodgersia

Rodgersia podophylla 4587 by Velela (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia Overview

Rodgersia aesculifolia is a robust, clump-forming, perennial has large mid-green leaves that look like a chestnut tree's, thus it has the common name chestnut-leaved rodgersia. The leaves are palmately divided into a 5-9 leaflet arrangement, individual leaflets may reach up to 25cm long. In midsummer fluffy, creamy-white or pink flowers are produced on woolly, red-brown stalks above the foliage.

Common problems with Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia

How to harvest Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia

Seed

Division

Divide clumps in spring.

Special features of Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia

Wet sites

Other uses of Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia

This low maintenance plant is a useful addition to wildlife friendly gardens, waterside locations, bog gardens and informal cottage gardens.