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Rodger's Bronze Leaf Plumes of creamy white/pink flowers Jun-Jul. 1m. Broad crinkled bronze foliage, shaped like horse chesnut leaves. Moist soil in sun or part shade. Award of Garden Merit.
Rodgersia aesculifolia. This species has lobed leaves which are about 25cm wide with a bronze-tint, borne on hairy stalks, which forms a clump about 60cm high and wide. The flowers will bloom in large, cone-shaped clusters of small, star-shaped flowers which are cream or pale pink.
They prefer moist soil at the edge of a pond or in a bog garden with sun or partial-shade. They grow well in a site sheltered from strong winds.
Suitable for pond sides.