Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock' is a superb variety from American plantsmen Terra Nova Nurseries (Oregon, USA). In early spring its thick foliage is completely chocolate-bronze with metallic highlights.
Shape, colour and foliage texture combine to create striking contrasts with other herbaceous plants or, quite simply, with the fresh green of spring.
In the summer, the foliage turns a little greener with the warmer temperatures and forms a generous clump, with the added bonus of beautiful sprays of pink flowers.
Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock' likes good, fertile, moist garden soil and a semi-shaded situation. The sculptural qualities of this plant make it a good choice for any partial shade bed or to naturalize in a damp area of the garden.
Height of the foliage: 60 cm. Height of the inflorescences: 120 cm
Maintenance: mulch with leaf mould at the beginning of spring. Protect from slugs and snails (beer trap, eco-friendly anti-slug pellets, wood ash, and for 'late night' gardeners try snail-hunting at dusk!)
Photo credit: Photo(s) courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 70 to 100cm
- Plant spacing: 60 cm
- Flower colour: pink
- Flowering period: summer flowers
® Unlicensed propagation prohibited.