|These bold-leafed perennials are choice plants for shady woodland gardens, flower borders and along ponds, streams or bogs. The large, umbrella-shaped leaves are deeply veined and divided into sections. Plants spread slowly to form sizable clumps. Small, fluffy white or pink flowers bloom on tall, branched stems. Best in partial shade, protected from strong winds. Tolerate full sun only where soil is constantly moist. Plant with other moisture lovers and shade lovers such as Primulas, Rhododendron and Ferns. Start by seed or division of roots in spring.
The striking leaves, deeply veined and tinted with bronzy purple, resemble those of the horse chestnut tree. In summer, tall flower stems of cream to pink flowers rise above the foliage. Excellent for bog gardens and near pools.
Attributes - Rodgersia aesculifolia
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Pink, White
Height: 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil.