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Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing' (Feather leaf rodgersia 'Chocolate Wing')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing'

Other names

Feather leaf rodgersia 'Chocolate Wing'

Genus

Rodgersia Rodgersia

Variety or Cultivar

'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.


Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming

Flower

Pink, Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Brown in Spring; Dark-green, Bronze-tinted in Summer; Dark-green, Brown in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing' (Feather leaf rodgersia 'Chocolate Wing') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, moist soil in full sun or part shade. Protect from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing'

Other names

Feather leaf rodgersia 'Chocolate Wing'

Genus

Rodgersia Rodgersia

Variety or Cultivar

'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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pink, Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Brown in Spring; Dark-green, Bronze-tinted in Summer; Dark-green, Brown in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing' (Feather leaf rodgersia 'Chocolate Wing') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, moist soil in full sun or part shade. Protect from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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