Rodgersia

Rodgersia is a small genus in the Saxifragaceae family, all native to E-Asia. They are grown in gardens for their large, bronze coloured leaves, but flower rarely in Iceland. They grow in shady places along streams in their native habitats, so they need moist soil and semi-shade.

Rodgersia podophylla
Rodgersia podophylla

Rodger's Bronze-Leaf

Rodger's bronze leaf is a medium sized perennial with larger, bronze coloured foliage. It has white flowers if it blooms, but rarely does so here in Iceland.

Rodgersia aesculifolia
Rodgersia aesculifolia

Chestnut-Leaved Rodgersia

Chestnut-leaved rodgersia is a medium sized perennial with large foliage that is bronze coloured at first, but turns green as it matures. The flowers are white.