Rodgersia

Rodgersia 'Herkules'

Rodgersia - Rodgersia  'Herkules'

Common Name: Rodgersia
Genus: Rodgersia
Cultivar: 'Herkules'

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Flower Colour: Cream, Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained

  • Other features: attractive seed-head

    The main attraction of this recent introduction is the large pinnate foliage which is glossy green flushed with red. Plant this if you want something with dramatic foliage and an architectural look. For added interest spikes of creamy-pink star-shaped flowers appear in mid to late summer.These plants love moist soil so thrive on the margins of a pond or stream and are best grown in a sheltered partially shady site.

  • Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould when planting. Protect the young foliage against slug damage using beer traps or environmentally friendly slug pellets. Lift and divide congested colonies in early spring. Shelter from cold drying winds.

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