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Rodgersia podophylla - A.Gray.

Common Name
Family Saxifragaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist woods in the mountains of C. and N. Japan, 700 - 2000 metres[58]. Shaded slopes in Jilin and Liaoning provinces, China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rodgersia podophylla


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rodgersia podophylla is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.3 m (4ft 3in) by 2 m (6ft). It is in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Astilbe podophylla.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Ground Cover; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves[105, 177]. No more details are given.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Plants can be grown for ground cover when spaced about 1 metre apart each way[208].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils, preferring a moist to wet but well-drained humus-rich soil in a shady position or a cool sunny place by water but sheltered from hot drying winds[187, 200, 233]. Plants can be grown in quite coarse grass, which can be cut annually in the autumn[233]. Hardy to at least -20°c[187]. Plants spread slowly by means of a stout creeping rhizome, eventually forming large clumps[187]. Hybridizes with other members of this genus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring[200]. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Author

A.Gray.

Botanical References

58200266

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