Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia

Rodgersia aesculifolia

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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

Divide clumps in spring.

Special features

Wet sites

Special features

Origin

Northern China.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Wet

Soil type

Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

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

Personality

Family

Saxifragaceae

Flower colour

White, Cream

Scent

Mild

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