Native to China, Japan. Large plants with imposing leaves and clustered tiny flowers in plumes somewhat like those of astilbe; bloom in early to midsummer. Primary feature is handsome foliage, which often takes on bronze tones in late summer. Plants spread by thick rhizomes, need rich soil. The various species hybridize freely. Dormant in winter; provide winter mulch in cold climates. Showy in moist woodland or bog gardens.
To 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Leaves are divided like fingers of hand into five to seven tooth-edged, 10-in. leaflets; they are similar to those of horsechestnut (Aesculus). Shaggy brown hairs on flower stalks, leaf stems, major leaf veins. White flowers.Rodgersia pinnata
To 4 ft. tall, 2 1/2ft.wide. Leaves have five to nine 8-in. leaflets. Red flowers.Rodgersia podophylla
To 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide. Coppery green leaves divided into five 10-in.-long leaflets. Creamy flowers.
Elegant specimen plant to 12–15 ft. tall, 10–12 ft. wide. Grown for silvery, willow-like f...
This American species grows 40 ft. tall with a rounded crown that may spread 25 ft. has become nearly ...
Native to Europe. Grows 8 to 12 in. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide, with narrowish dark green leaves and bright ...