Rodgersia aesculifolia Fingerleaf Rodgersia



Rodgersia aesculifolia has elongated clusters of small fragrant ivory to pink flowers appearing on tall arched stems that rise above the large showy foliage. This plant is grown mostly for its foliage with its distinctive large palmately lobed, strong veined very serrated leaves. 

Rodgersia is named after Rear-Admiral John Rodgers (1812-1882), an American naval officer who commanded a Pacific expedition (1852-1856), during which he encountered this species.  

Also known as Fingerleaf Rodgersia, it prefers partial to full shade and moist, organic rich or clay soil. It tolerates very wet conditions but leaf edges will turn brown in drought. It thrives in moist woodland gardens, bog gardens, water gardens, or along stream banks. 


  • Common Names: Fingerleaf Rodgersia
  • Zones: 5 - 7
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: moist
  • Height at Maturity: 36 - 60
  • Width at Maturity: 48
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: June - August
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

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  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Clay Soil.
  • Other Features:

Care and Growing Tips

Do not allow to dry out as leaf edges will brown.

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.