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July 12, 2023

Rodgers Flower - A Big Plant For a Big Space

Rogers flower makes for an eye-catching specimen plant with its large leaves resembling horsechestnut foliage and colorful blooms that stand out against its dark green and bronzy foliage. It thrives best in moist soil with shade.

For optimal growth during summer, watering your Rogers Flower regularly and maintaining consistent soil moisture. However, overwatering poses serious threats and could result in root rot and other serious issues.


The Rodgers Flower thrives in shaded environments and its highest water needs come during the hottest months of summer, when more frequent watering may be necessary. Conversely, during winter this plant enters dormancy mode and thus requires significantly less hydration than usual.

Rodgers Flowers can be grown as specimen plants, woodland edges or naturalized gardens near water to add interest or used as ground-cover statements among trees with dappled shade. This pond perennial produces large plumes of pink and white flowers similar to coarse Astilbe which rise from tall stalks; their dark green leaves boasting bronze hues in spring turn reddish-bronze in fall - perfect for an eye-catching display!

No matter where you decide to plant your Rodgers flower, maintaining consistently moist soil is of utmost importance. Watering should occur whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch - typically once or twice every week during normal conditions but more frequently during hotter temperatures or drought conditions. Be wary of overwatering signs like wilted roots; such problems could indicate overwatering that could lead to disease or other issues later on. When growing perennials like Rodgers flower in gardens or potted arrangements, use well-draining potting mixes as it can prevent overwatering.


Rodgers flower thrives best in moist yet well-drained soil, so select a location either partially shaded or close to a pond or water garden for planting. Full sun may require additional watering since exposure causes moisture to evaporate faster.

To assess soil moisture levels, use your finger to probe down into the earth and if the soil feels dry-to-the-touch it's time to add water. On average, during spring and summer you should water plants about once weekly; if conditions become particularly hot or windy more frequent watering might be required.

Understanding when you are overwatering is essential, since too much moisture can lead to root rot and other issues in plants. Furthermore, too much water could cause them to cease producing flowers altogether and go dormant - all symptoms you should look out for immediately as part of a watering schedule change. If any such symptoms appear on your plant(s), reduce its watering schedule immediately!

When the leaves of a pond perennial begin to feel coarse to the touch and turn bronze-colored or reddish-bronze in autumn, this usually indicates dormancy. Sandy soil needs more water than clay or loam soil does for this stage; you could add a thick layer of garden mulch as a measure to conserve moisture and maintain cool temperatures in its surroundings.


Shieldleaf Rogers Flower brings architectural drama to shade gardens. Its bold presence anchors the back of any landscape, pairing well with other large perennial shade-lovers such as colorful Astilbe, Royal Fern, Rocket Ligularia or Pond Scumworts for instance. Additionally, this large plant works well around ponds or water features, or in boggy soil near streams or bog gardens.

Its most distinguishing characteristic, however, is its enormous leaves. With their sculptured forms and coarse feel, they resemble horse chestnut tree leaves in terms of shape and dark green tones with bronzey hues. Furthermore, the deeply serrated veins offer striking textures to contrast against smoother leaves of smaller plants nearby.

As the season progresses, foliage gradually changes from dark green to light green as flower spikes rise up from below the mound of leaves and flower spikes reach 1 to 2 feet above it. Flowers come in either delicate white or soft pink hues and release an irresistibly sweet fragrance.

As with most perennials, rodgers flower requires a cool environment to thrive. While ideal conditions would include partial shade with moist soil conditions and plenty of moisture. Water the plants when their roots feel dry to touch, but avoid overwatering which could be harmful. Rhizomes will quickly form dense clumps; division is best practice to prevent spread.


Rodgers flower is an easy perennial that requires minimal care to grow, yet can be affected by external environmental conditions, such as temperature. Your growing zone should be taken into account when determining how much water to provide on an ongoing basis for this plant. Indoor gardeners must take note that air conditioning units can dry out soil more quickly than outdoor gardens.

Planting this unique specimen makes an architectural statement in woodland edges or naturalized areas near water features. Its foliage resembles that of a chestnut tree and turns bronze-brown in fall; the plant does well both in dappled shade as well as full sun provided adequate moisture is supplied; pyramidal clusters of creamy white or light pink florets appear June through August on tall stems producing pyramidal clusters reaching heights between 3-6 feet as it matures.

At first planting or transplanting a Rodgers flower, its needs will differ from an established plant in its same location. Overwatering is possible and could eventually result in its death; underwatering occurs less frequently but still causes problems for these delicate blooms. To prevent overwatering from happening regularly check soil to make sure that first two to three inches have dried completely and pour water onto your plant until any excess drains from underneath its pot.