Joy Creek Nursery

283-001D4   Rodgersia aesculifolia  

Rodgersia aesculifolia
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The specific name of this dramatic, woodland perennial refers to its palmate leaves which resemble those of horse chestnut trees. Individual leaves measure more than 28 inches across. They are composed of five, six or seven leaflets which at their largest can measure 16 inches in length and 8 in width. In our garden, the upright leaf-stems can reach 3-4 feet in height. Flowering stems rise above the leaves bearing astilbe-like panicles of fragrant flowers. The stems are stained red-brown in places and are coarsely hairy when young but grow smooth with age. Rodgersia aesculifolia prefers a moist site or regular water throughout the growing season.

Midsummer.  3-5 ft x 3-5 ft.

Creamy White flowers

Part Shade, Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Selected as a Great Plant Pick for Northwest Gardeners by the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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