Rodgersia aesculifolia

£10.50

Towering spikes of star-shaped, white or pink flowers on large panicles up to 60cm long in midsummer. This striking, clump-forming perennial with its horse chestnut-like leaves looks great planted in the moist margins of a stream or pond. Best grown in a sheltered, shady spot where it contrasts well with the lacy texture of ferns.

 

6 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Also called Chestnut-leaved Rodgersia, this forms an exotic-looking clump of bold green foliage, supporting an airy plume of creamy-white flowers in mid-summer. These prefer a moist, dappled shade setting, but will grow in full sun at the waterside. Useful as a bold, architectural specimen plant. Flowers are good for cutting or drying. Clumps seldom need dividing, but this may be done in early spring. Divisions take a few years to settle back in.
Position: Dappled shade or full sun where the soil is moisture retentive
Soil. Deep moist fertile
Rate of growth: Slow
Flowering period: Summer
Hardiness: Hardy
Pot size:2L
Eventual height and spread: 1.5m x 1m