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Rodgersia podophylla - 'Smarago'

Rodgersia podophylla - 'Smarago'
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Rodgersia podophylla - Cultivation Notes

This large clump forming perennial requires plenty of space and a compost rich fertile moist / wet soil such as pond edge or bog area. Plant in part shade or full sun in a sheltered spot away from wind and hot dry spots. Cut back in autumn and mulch regularly with decent compost to feed and protect the plant. Stake taller flower spikes.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Rodgersia podophylla:

  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Rodgersia podophylla

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Rodgersia podophylla:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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Common Missspellings: Rogersia, Rodgersea, Rodgirsia, Rodgersear, Rogersea

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