Common name: Featherleaf Rodgersia  Rodgersia P.Chocolate Wings

Height: 10 Inches
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color: Multicolored
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Consistent water needs
How fast should it grow?: Slow
When should it bloom?: Early summer
How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Eclectic
 

A bold perennial of impressive shrub-like size, rodgersia presents huge, beautifully quilted leaves on long stalks. The foliage of 'Chocolate Wings' PPAF transitions through many colors, emerging chocolate brown then changing to green, bronze, and red before returning to brown in fall. Even the flowers go through a color transition, opening a pale pink and darkening to burgundy-red over time. They are produced in early summer on tall stalks well above the foliage, but this selection is mainly grown for its unusual foliage.

Rogersias can be used in mass plantings or as a specimen in shady woodland gardens or at the rear of the flower border. Since they require consistantly moist to wet soil, they can also be used in bog and water gardens.