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Rodgersia podophylla ‘Instow’

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2008

Introduced by
Derbyshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Found at Tapeley Park, Instow, North Devon in the 1980’s.

Verification
National Collection holder (Heather Booker)

Brief description of plant
Herbaceous,clump-forming (rather than running) form of Rodgersia podophylla.

Height x Spread
70cm x 50cm

Flowers
Panicles of white flowers to 180cm

Foliage
Jaggedly lobed, palmate leaves in rich red-bronze.

Flowering Time
June - July

Soil type
Any moisture-retentive soil.

Aspect
Part shade

Pests and diseases
Slugs may damage young leaves in spring.

Cultivation
Protect from drying winds. Cut back after flowering.

Propagation
Divide established clumps.


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