Flowers: June-August.  Plant in part shade & moisture.  HxS 1mx75cm

A recent introduction, Rodgersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wing’ is a rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial with large pinnate or palmate, wrinkled, veined glossy leaves.  These are a rich brown when young, becoming bronze-flushed, dark green in summer, and brown-green again in autumn.  During summer, tall, erect, red-flushed stems bare dense panicles of small, star-shaped, pale pink flowers that turn deep red as they age.  An excellent plant near water or as an architectural focus in a moist border.  Slow growing, they take several years to mature.  Pot size 2 litre.

Care & Maintenance.

A fairly easy plant to grow.  Just clear old stems in autumn and divide in spring as new growth appears.  The rhizome is very woody and you may need a saw.  Make sure each division has a growing point.

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