Rodgersia is a perennial native to eastern Asia, primarily found in China, Japan, and the Himalayas. These plants are prized for their striking foliage and impressive flower plumes, making them a valuable addition to any garden.  The plant is named after Rear Admiral John Rodgers, a distinguished officer in the United States Navy, who served as a naval commander during the War of 1812. Rodgersias are members of the Saxifragaceae family and are closely related to astilbes and heucheras. They are characterized by their large, palmately lobed leaves, which can reach impressive sizes of up to 3 feet in diameter. The leaves are often bronze or reddish when emerging, gradually turning green as they mature. One of the most remarkable features of Rodgersia is their tall, plume-like flower spikes, which can reach heights of up to 5 feet. The flowers are small and densely packed, ranging in color from white to pink or reddish-brown, depending on the species. These plants thrive in moist, humus-rich soils and partial shade, making them ideal for woodland gardens or shaded borders. They are relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate a wide range of climatic conditions, although they may require additional moisture during periods of drought. Hardiness zones 5 to 7.

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  • Sep 28

    Is this a perennial? Thanks!

    It is a groundcover rose shrub that is hardy for zones 4 - 11. It does come back every year and is winter hardy.

  • Feb 22

    What zones can the California Lilac grow in. I live in zone 6, Kentucky. Thank you for helping me.

    The hardiness zones for this plant are 8 - 10.  There are different types of this plant so there might be one that works for you.  Here is more information.

  • Mar 15

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  • May 03

    Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but you seem to be knowledgable about the flowering plants.

    Most likely these two plants Lily of the valley and this flowering bonsai tree may share the same chemistry.

    Which fertilizer / condition do you recommend to bloom a flowering plant more? 

    Lily of the valley typically doesn’t need any fertilizer unless you have poor soil. If your soil lacks nutrients, you can add a slow-release granular fertilizer in the spring. For Bonsai plants, there is usually specific fertilizer for those plants.

  • Apr 08

    The hardiness zones for this plant are 8 - 10.  There are different types of this plant so there might be one that works for you.  Here is more information.

    Thanks for sharing this informaton.

  • Jul 13

    Wow, I never realized how rich and diverse the symbolism and mythology behind anemone flowers are! Their vibrant colors, cup-shaped blossoms, and unique central cluster make them truly captivating. It’s fascinating to learn about their association with love and protection against evil.Here is more information.

    Yes, they are beautiful flowers.  The link did not have anything to do with anemone flowers, so we did not include it.

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