Rodgersia Chocolate Wing

 

 'Chocolate Wing' is a rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial with large, pinnate or palmate, wrinkled, veined, glossy leaves, brown when young, turning bronze-flushed, dark green in summer, and brown-green in autumn. In summer, tall, erect, red-flushed stems bear dense panicles of small, star-shaped, pale pink flowers that turn deep red with age.

 

Plant in full sun/partial shade in fertile well drained soil. Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.