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Herbaceous Perennial

Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock'

rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock'

A compact, clump-forming perennial to 60cm tall with large leaves divided into veined, glossy leaflets which emerge a bright reddish-bronze in spring, maturing to a dark green colour in summer before taking on attractive autumnal tints. In summer, tall sprays of bright pink flowers are held above the foliage on red stems

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Red Bronze
Summer Red Pink Green
Autumn Red Brown Bronze Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Rodgersia are moisture-loving rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with handsome, often attractively tinted, leaves that may be pinnately or palmately divided, and small star-shaped flowers in large conical panicles in summer, remaining showy in fruit

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in deep, fertile reliably moist soils in full sun or partial shade. Protect from cold drying winds. Mulch to retain moisture

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back spent flowering spikes

Pests

May be susceptible to slug damage on young leaves

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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