Plant type: herbaceous.
- Homeland Rogersia: Southeast Asia.
- Growing environment: garden or greenhouse.
- Character of growth: group.
- Growth rate: average.
- Care: Rogers are easy to care for.
- Lighting: full sun or partial shade.
- Soil type: the most suitable soil is loam. It should be high in nutrients.
Description: This hardy, herbaceous perennial plant was first discovered in Japan, Korea and China. It is grown for ornamental purposes for unusual foliage and lush flower spikes. The genus was named after US Admiral John Rogers, who first discovered this flower during his expedition. There are about five species in the genus. Any of the varieties of this genus forms large plants, pinnate, basal leaves which grow from the rhizome. In the wild, Rogersia grows along streams and on the banks of ponds.
Leaf ornament: present. The leaves, which are 30 to 80 cm in size, appear bronze green at first, turning dull green in summer, and turning brilliant yellow by autumn.
Flowering: Stems of the plant are quite high from 1.2 to 2 m, ending in shoots of numerous white or pink-red flowers. The flowering period is late spring or early summer. Star-like seeds turn reddish in autumn.
Watering: the soil must always be moist, but at the same time it must not be allowed to become a firebox. Regular watering is required in dry weather.
Fertilizers: Top dressing should be applied during planting, as well as in early spring. Follow the directions on the package.
Reproduction: Rogersia is reproduced by planting seeds or dividing during the dormant period. When planting, it is necessary to observe a distance between seedlings of 30-45 cm.
Application: Great for planting in beds or borders.
Care Tips and Tricks: Rogersia should be planted where there are no strong winds, otherwise their large leaves may be damaged. In early spring, it is recommended to remove old foliage.
Rogersia horse chestnut – Rodgersia aesculifolia
This species produces masses of shiny leaves that are divided into seven toothed, wrinkled, veiny leaflets. Its tiny, fragrant, pink-white flowers are produced on twigs in clusters atop thin, strong, hairy stems. Their height is from 90 to 120 cm . As it matures, the flower develops a bronze-green, rich shade of foliage, like a horse chestnut, which explains its name. Rogersia horse chestnut leaf is excellent for planting in gardens located in close proximity to natural reservoirs.
Rogersia pinnata – Rodgersia pinnata
This is a magnificent plant whose beautiful “panicles”, 90 to 120 cm high with pink flowers, appear among emerald green, often bronze, with a red tinge of leaves. In this form, the leaves are arranged in pairs. Also known is the wild variety Rogersia pinnata Alba (Rodgersia pinnata Alba), the flowers of which are creamy white in color.
Rogersia elderberry – Rodgersia Sambucifolia
This plant has large, feathery, bright bronze leaves and white flowers. Flowering begins in July. This variety is new and not as widespread as, for example, chestnut-leaved Rogersia.
Rogersia lamellar – Rodgersia tabularis
A very unusual flower with large round leaves, like a pallet. This species is quite hardy. Flowers, like all species, grow between the leaves and have a creamy hue.