Rodgersia are hardy perennials that range from 90 cm to 1.5 m in height.
Rodgersia plants have large compound leaves and carry blooms of clustered small pink and white flowers atop long stalks.
Common names for Rodgersia include Rodgersflower, Rodgers' bronze leaf, and Feathered Bronze Leaf, though it is usually referred by its genus name.
Rodgersia podophylla by peganum.
Rodgersflower and other Rodgersia can either be grown from rhizomes or seeds. The rhizomes should be buried barely below the soil surface. Ideally they should grow in a sunny part of the garden (except in very hot climates; partial shade is recommended) that has a rich and very moist or wet soil.
It is not that easy to grow Rodgersia plants from seeds. The seeds should be sown on the surface in peat pots that are buried into a shaded area of the garden. The peat pots should then be covered in glass. Germination should take place at about 15 degrees centigrade and will take from two weeks to two months. At all times the peat pots should be kept moist. As soon as the seeds germinate remove the glass and transfer the Rodgersia plants to their final location after they have grown for about two years in the autumn.
Rodgersia are not easy to care for. It is essential to keep the soil that plants grow in very moist, so water with regularly with abundance. Also the soil should be cool so apply a mulch in the spring time, also give them a feed in the spring. If you require more Rodgersia plants then propagate them by division in the spring.
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