Rodger's Flowers

There are 4 species included in this genus which is native to Japan, Korea, China and other parts of Asia. It was named by Asa Gray in honor of U.S. Admiral, John Rodgers.

These herbaceous perennials add a moderately coarse texture to the design so they work well as a transition plant in hosta gardens. Many of the species have attractive flowers which are also noted for their pleasant fragrance.

 

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Rodgersia aesculifolia Fingerleaf Rodgersia
R. pinnata Featherleaf Rodger's Flower
R. podophylla Bronzeleaf Rodgersia
R. tabularis
(Astilboides tabularis)
Shieldleaf Roger's Flower
   

Species Hgt
(in)
Flower
Color
Leaf
Arrangement
R. aesculifolia 3-6 white Palmate
R. pinnata 3-4 Rose-red Pinnate
R. tabularis 2-3 white Lobed

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

 

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