Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing'


2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-to-establish
  • Flowering period: June and August
  • Flower colour: pinky-red
  • Other features: attractive pink-tinted seed-head
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A big, bold perennial that will really add colour to the border. The leaves emerge in spring a rich chocolate colour, then turn to a greeny-bronze through the summer, before finally changing to chocolate and green in the autumn. Its clusters of tiny flowers appear in summer and also change colour as they mature from pale blush to rich burgundy. To get the best leaf colour you should grow it in a moist, sunny spot, but it is tolerant of some shade.

  • Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould when planting. Protect the young foliage against slug damage using beer traps or environmentally friendly slug pellets. Lift and divide congested colonies in early spring.

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Rodgersia piñata chocolate wing

By Flora

from derbyshire


  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile


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    Comments about Crocus Rodgersia pinnata'Chocolate Wing':

    This plant is very, very beautiful, a must have amongst ferns and hostas.

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      Plants for boggy area?

      Dear Crocus I have an area in my woodland that is really, really, boggy, can you advice on what plants would be suitable. Many thanks. Emma
      Asked on 13/4/2010 by emma freeman

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        Hello Emma, There are a few plants that will thrive in boggy soil - here are some of the best:- Gunnera manicata Osmunda regalis Carex elata Aurea Ligularia Astilbe Fanal Zantedeschia Sambucus Rodgersia Hostas I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

        Answered on 14/4/2010 by emma freeman
      • A:

        Dear Helen Many thanks for list of plants I have ordered several of them. Regards

        Answered on 13/4/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
    • Q:

      Suggestions for planting low maintenance border please

      Hello, I recently had my garden extended by a piece of land measuring 34 metres by 14 metres, and my son purchased 23 Phormiums from you in last August on my behalf. I was delighted with the service I received, and the plants appear to be thriving well especially considering the dreadful weather we have suffered this winter. We also bought Rootgrow from you to assist with their development ,and also for use when we moved mature Acers and other shrubs. I still need more shrubs or other types of plants and would appreciate some advice as to what to use. Along one of the 14 metre lengths there is a "hedge" of bamboo plants, and adjacent to these on the return (long) length there is a small rise of earth, tapering down to ground level, with a specimen black bamboo at the end of the mound. There is also a mature acer, which we had to move, situated at the edge of the dividing path (between the lawn) on the field side of the garden. Would it be possible for you to suggest the names of suitable plants which I could purchase from you and which would compliment the existing ones. I am in my eighties and therefore need a very low maintenance garden. I would also like to introduce a little colour if possible. My garden is very exposed and is on quite a windy site. I look forward to your reply.
      Asked on 15/2/2010 by Marian Burgess

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