Rodgersia podophylla 'Instow'
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Found at Tapeley Park, Instow, North Devon in the 1980’s.
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
Panicles of white flowers to 180cm
Jaggedly lobed, palmate leaves in rich red-bronze.
June - July
Any moisture-retentive soil.
Pests and diseases
Slugs may damage young leaves in spring.
Protect from drying winds. Cut back after flowering.
Divide established clumps.