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botanical name:
Rodgersia aesculifolia
Rodgersia aesculifolia © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: cream
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Large very distinctive, deep-veined, palmate leaves, reminiscent of horse-chestnut, strongly flushed with bronze when young. The flowers are cream or sometimes pinkish and are held well above the foliage.

cultivation:
Needs moist, but not totally waterlogged, humus-rich soil, in full sun or partial shade. Will not tolerate dry conditions.
May be damaged by slug attacks.

propagation:
By seed or division in early spring.

usage:
Very suited for growing near water or in the bog garden. Architectural foliage of interesting colouring in spring and flowers later.

other notes:
RHS AGM
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