Sometimes you want to plant something unusual and amazing in your garden, for the joy of yourself and the envy (of course, good) of your neighbors and friends. But the majority of exotic plants that have recently appeared on sale, unfortunately, are very capricious, and require time-consuming care.
Often it happens like this: having spent a considerable amount on the purchase of a new garden pet, who (as promised by the seller) will delight you with its flowering for more than one season, you do not even have time to enjoy its extraordinary look. We have to bitterly mourn and discarded money, and empty space in the flower bed. But not everything is so sad! Among the "exotic" it is quite possible to choose a relatively unpretentious and at the same time very decorative species. We will talk about one of them - Rogers.
Rogersia—A sufficiently large ornamental-deciduous plant of the stone-hem family, which has long (since the beginning of the last century) been firmly established in European gardens and parks, although in Russia it has not yet become widespread. And in vain! And that's why.
Rogersia podofillovaya, or kapolistnaya (lat. Rodgersia podophylla). © Cheryl Moorehead
Exceptional decorative Rogers
Spectacular appearance Rogers immediately catches the eye of even the most sophisticated gardeners. Her palmate (Rogers Horse Bale and podophyllous) or cirrus (rogersa pinus and elderberry) leaves form beautiful powerful curtains of rich green color. Rogersia leaves grow from a strong creeping rhizome, they are very relief, long petioles.
The largest leaves and mighty petioles are distinguished rogersiya konskokastanolistnaya. The shape of the bush is very compact and rounded. Rogers florets with pinkish-white or cream flowers, collected in a complex panicle and have a pleasant light aroma, reach a height of 120-150 cm. The inflorescences bloom in the middle lane in the beginning - middle of July and delight the eye for at least a month. The rest of the time the plant will decorate your garden with its dissected exotic leaves, which with the onset of autumn are painted in rich bronze, crimson or reddish-purple tones.
Rodgersia horse chestnut (lat. Rodgersia aesculifolia). © mwms1916
Rogers application in garden design
Rogers will not only decorate flowerbeds, rabatki, mixborders, but also serve as an excellent frame for a garden pond. By the way, if you land Rogers on the water or in a swampy place, its autumn colors will be especially bright and saturated. Do not take your eyes off! Rogersia perfectly cope with the role of plants for the rock garden. True, it does not make sense to grow it on a small alpine slide (it is too big), but in a large rock aquarium it will rightfully become a real high-altitude dominant.
Rogersia itself has a great decorative effect, however, by planting it in the garden along with the host, bergenia, bells, fern or podofill, you can get very unusual and interesting compositions. No worse than the plant will look in single-species plantings, comfortably located, for example, under the shade of trees on the lawn.
Another positive feature of Rogers is its amazing simplicity, lack of care. Although, of course, this non-capricious plant has its own characteristics, which it is desirable to take into account in order for it to sit as comfortably as possible in the garden. First, Rogers feels best in a partially shaded or, if the soil is damp, sunny place. Secondly, in spite of the fact that the plant does not impose special requirements on the soil, it nevertheless grows and develops better on light and nutritious loams, preferring them to heavy clay soil.
Rogersia elderberry (lat. Rodgersia sambucifolia). © James Steakley
Planting and reproduction of robster
When planting Rogers, it is worth bringing more humus, compost or peat into the soil, and the plant will certainly respond to care, and it will blossom for a long time. Rogers ’rhiza is sunk into the ground by no more than 4–6 cm. Rogería reaches its normal,“ adult ”size in 2–3 years after planting, which must be considered when creating decorative plant compositions. The amazing property of Rogers is that, with the right choice of planting place, the plant will not be able to replant for several decades!
Rogersiya multiplies quite simply. In the spring, its rhizome is divided and immediately planted delenki to a permanent place. In the second half of summer, Rogersia is propagated by leaf cuttings with a “heel”. Well, lovers of "conjuring" may try to propagate the plant with seeds. However, Rogers seeds germinate quite badly and very long, and seedlings develop too slowly compared to plants obtained by dividing rhizomes. In addition, Rogers are often pereopolyatsya, so to collect the seeds of different species of this plant should be planted at a fairly decent distance from one another. In general, this occupation is suitable only for the most patient florist.
Like the vast majority of garden plants, Rogers needs to mulch the soil around it, which will help preserve the moisture you need for good health longer. In the period of active growth, rojersia needs frequent watering (but this is not so tiring). Well, at the end of the season, the stems should be cut at the root, and the plant will “fall asleep” in order to decorate your garden again next year.
Despite the fact that Rogersia came to us from East Asia (Japan, Korea and the western regions of China), it is winter-hardy enough (withstands temperatures down to -23-25 ° C) and does not need serious shelter. Although, of course, a light shelter with dry leaves will not be out of place in snowless winters.
Here, in general, and all. I hope that this material will interest many amateur gardeners and Rogers will finally take a worthy place in our gardens.
Varieties and types
Rogersia chestnut is the most common species, the essence of which name lies in the similarity with the foliage of the tree of the same name. This bloom is characterized by flowering with pink paints and the fact that it grows better along the banks of reservoirs.
Rogersia Bale - like all other Rogers in natural conditions, it grows at a very high altitude - up to 2.9 km above sea level. In height, this plant reaches 140 cm, while the diameter of the sheets can reach up to 50 cm. At the time of blooming, the foliage has a beautiful beetroot-bronze color, which is subsequently replaced by no less attractive fresh green with a relief venation.
The flowers are small, but gathering they form pinkish-white fragrant inflorescences towering over the foliage up to 30 cm in length. The species blooms at the end of June and ends at the end of July. Sprouts and leaf stalks have brownish pubescence.
- Subspecies rogersia henrici distinguishes solar resistance. In the spring, its leaves have a coffee-milky color, and in the summer - bright green.
Rogersia Feather in the mountainous pine forests of China it “climbs” even higher - by 3–3.9 km, and itself is somewhat lower - up to 1.2 meters in height. The large pinniped foliage, dissolving, turns a purple tint, then becomes dark green, also with relief veins. Panicle inflorescences from 25 to 30 cm long - either white or pink, exude a pleasant aroma during flowering (about 25 days) in July.
- Famous garden form rogersia elegance - characterized by pink flowers,
- and the variety rogersia chocolate wings they change throughout the entire season of development - from pink to reddish, and the foliage that replaces chocolate tones with multi-colored with green and red inclusions also boasts the same and, in the fall, returns to chocolate tones.
- Sort rogersia bronz pico stretched in height above the main species - up to 1.5 meters, its leaves change color from pinkish-purple to bronze-green, and flowers - cream.
Rogersia podofillovaya (popolistnaya)
It grows in Korea, China and Japan, it is characterized by a feathery height similar to rogersia and palmate-dissected relief leaves up to 40 cm in diameter.
The color of the leaves during blooming is bronze, then - not saturated green. Cream-white flowers are organized in numerous inflorescences-panicles that bloom for about a month, starting in mid-June.
- For grade rogersia brownlaub characteristic red-brownish color foliage.
Rogersia lamellar bred in a separate genus, numbering only one rare species in floriculture - lamellar astilboides. Its growing habitat is located on the territories of northeastern China and Korea, on the forest edges and ravines.
Differences of astilboides lamellar from rogers of various kinds are quite impressive - it is low (up to 30 cm in height), has rigid, elastic and really huge leaves with a diameter of up to 70 cm with long strong petioles. Slightness is characteristic of the peduncle - it reaches 1.5 meters in height.
The inflorescences are less noticeable, they consist of small cream-colored flowers that are dropping at the end of flowering, reach a length of 25 cm. The flowering period begins in July and lasts about a month.
Rogersiya planting and care in the open field
Success in the cultivation of Rogers largely depends on the choice of a suitable site for it. Such is the semi-shaded, not giving the plant all the time to stay in the open sun.
It is not recommended to plant several varieties of this plant in close proximity to each other, since mutual pollination will occur with the subsequent loss of individual qualities. On the landing area should also provide protection from the wind to the period of cold weather.
Astilba is also a representative of perennials of the Stone-hem family. A lot of recommendations for growing during planting and care in the open field, you can find in this article.
In fact, further care for Rogers is relatively simple and mainly involves regular and abundant watering. It is even better if the plant is located near the reservoir, where humid air will give extraordinary brightness to the foliage.
Watering is particularly relevant in the hot summer and with a lack of natural precipitation, and in the case of a close location to a permanent source of water, they are performed only after checking the ground - if it is wet, you should not water it.
Loamy nutrient soil is well suited for normal development. Rogers like humus, compost and peat, and it is the mixture of these components that is optimal.
The soil in the radius of growth should be systematically loosened, simultaneously removing weeds - so, among other things, the earth will be saturated with air, which is important, and to prevent excessive evaporation of moisture from the soil can be mulched pristvolnoy circle bark or peat. Mulch sprinkled sometimes after the procedure of loosening.
Rogersia will delight the eye for decades, without requiring a transplant, if the place where it grows is chosen correctly! At the same time she transfers transplant perfectly. There have been rare cases of root rot of rogers planted in the marshy lowlands.
Transplanting to a dry area will help to cope with this problem, although you can dig up a bush, arrange a drainage from fragments of thick branches, expanded clay, fragments of pottery in the hole that has been formed and re-plant it.
Rogersia top dressing
It takes a lot of time to feed during the entire growing season, especially during active growth and flowering.
The plant lives well with both mineral and organic fertilizers, and best of all, if top dressing is complex organic-mineral - with all the minerals necessary for rogeria.
Great emphasis should be placed on the presence of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus in the soil and to combine fertilization with irrigation.
Measures for sanitary pruning of Rogers include removal of broken and dried branches, tearing of diseased sheets, and tearing of peduncles when flowering is over.
Before the cold comes to the plant, it is imperative to cut off all the leaves and cut off all the stems almost to the root - it will be easier for him in the winter.
Rogersiya winter preparation
Although rogersia is not very susceptible to frost plants, it is still recommended to arrange for her for the winter shelter of fallen leaves.
Under the layer of snow (especially thick), it generally feels quite comfortable, but care should be taken during the early spring period, when there is no snow, but the frost is still strong. Then it is necessary to provide additional shelter, for example, on the basis of non-woven cloth.
Any kind of rogers can be propagated by seed and vegetative methods. The first is recognized as not effective due to the extreme sluggishness of seed germination at home.
Moreover, the young copy will begin to bloom not earlier than the 4th year.
Reproduction Rogers cuttings
The second, based on the cuttings, is devoid of these shortcomings. It involves the preparation of cuttings in the middle of the summer of leaves with heels, their subsequent movement into the stimulator of germination and deepening of the soil mixture for rooting.
The whole process ends with the emergence of strong roots and further planting of the plant in the open ground. The best time to disembark, allowing Rogers to get stronger before the arrival of winter, is the beginning of spring.
The landing itself should be considered taking into account several features described below:
- The soil for planting should be clean from weeds and sod, and dug to a depth of 30 cm,
- Earth should be flavored with humus, peat and mixed with deciduous and forest soils,
- The dimensions of the excavated landing holes should slightly exceed the dimensions of the root system,
- At the bottom of each planting hole it is necessary to lay out a drainage layer consisting of small stones, crushed bricks or gravel,
- Before planting a sapling, it must be watered,
- Planted plants should also be watered in the area of the planting circle, then the soil should be mulched with bark or peat.
Diseases and pests
The unique antiseptic properties of Rogers allow it to easily repel the attacks of insect pests and not to get sick. Rarely can occur root damage by slugs and foliage rot.
Zones exposed to infection are removed, then the plant is treated with a fungicide during the day. To prevent these diseases, you just need not to overdo it, carrying out watering.
If the soil is oversaturated with nitrogen, it can have a positive effect on the growth of foliage, but negatively on flowering. Rogers can not bloom in 2 cases - with irregular and weak watering and being under the bright sun.
Rogersia: planting and care in the open field
A beautiful, unusual flower garden will surely draw attention to the site and will become a worthy decoration of the landscape of a summer house or a country house. In this regard, bright and rare plants and flowers are very popular among gardeners. One such plant is rogersia.
Rogersia is a perennial herb belonging to the family of stone-sawing plants. It is named after Admiral John Rogers, who in the XIX century brought this bush from China. In the wild, the plant grows in wet forests and mountains of China, the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
An adult plant is a spreading shrub with large leaves, reaching a height of 1 to 1.5 m. In young bushes, the root system has the shape of a rod, and in adults it is covered with a large number of processes.
Rogers leaves grow on long petioles, coming straight from the rhizome. That relief bright green with a bronze tint leaves are the main decoration of the bush. In diameter, they can reach up to 50 cm. Their shape can be feathery and palmate. Because of the similarity of the leaves of this bush with the leaves of a chestnut, the plant is sometimes called rogersia chestnut leaves. By autumn, the leaves change their color. Depending on the variety, shades range from purple to pinkish.
Flowers from a native of Asia are small. They are collected in inflorescences, fastened on a high peduncle, which, like the leaves, leaves the rhizome. Wild bushes have white flowers. But garden views can please flowers pink, beige and cream shades. Rogersia blooms for about a month.
Main species and varieties
In the wild, there are about nine kinds of Rogers. Among them the following are considered the most popular:
- horse chest,
Rogersia Bale. This type of plant is one of the most famous among gardeners. The bush reaches a height of 80 to 180 cm, its flower stalks are even higher - from 120 to 140 cm. Externally, the foliage is similar to horse chestnut foliage. The leaves of the bush have a seven-shaped form. Their distinctive feature is an unusual color. Young leaves have a bronze tint, but over time it turns green. Диаметр листа достигает 50 см. Цветы у куста чаще всего белые или светло-розовые.
Роджерсия конскокаштанолистная имеет немного сортов, это:
- Генри — высокий сорт, имеющий бледно-розовые цветки.
- Генрици — гибридный солнцеустойчивый сорт с листвой, меняющей окрас. Весной она кофейно-молочного цвета, а летом ярко-зелёного.
Роджерсия перистая. The plant reaches a height of 70 cm, but during flowering it can easily reach up to 120 cm. This species owes its name to the form of foliage, it is peristhilted at the bush. The leaf diameter is 30 cm. All young foliage has a purple color, which is gradually replaced by dark green. The plant blooms in mid-summer with white or pale pink small flowers.
The main varieties of Rogers Perista are as follows:
- Alba - This variety has green foliage and white flowers, which sometimes have a yellow tint.
- Elegans - the grade differs in flowers of a pink shade.
- Fireworks - bright variety with cherry-red and pink flowers and unusual foliage, shades of which vary from bronze to bright green.
- Chocolate wings - this variety stands out among its fellows by its appearance and unusual ability to change the color of foliage. So, at the beginning of growth, the leaves of the plant are chocolate colored, then they become multi-colored with green and red splashes. In the autumn, the bush again turns to chocolate. The flowers of the plant are pink, but over time they become reddish.
- Ideal - this variety has dark green foliage with a reddish border. The bush blossoms with red flowers.
Rogersia elderberry. This species is extremely rare in Russian gardens. This situation is due to the fact that Rogers Buzinolistnaya is more demanding on heat and does not tolerate cold weather. The bush of this species grows only 70 cm. Its leaves have a dissected form and resemble elder leaves. Peduncles exceed the height of the foliage, they stretch by 120 cm and very beautifully rise above the greenish-bronze mass of foliage. The bush blossoms with white or pink flowers.
- Red skin - a variety with reddish-bronze foliage and white flowers with a grayish tint.
- Kupferschein - bush, blooming cream flowers.
Plant propagation methods
All kinds of Rogers multiply both vegetatively and by seed. But when choosing a method of reproduction, you must take into account the climatic conditions of the area where the flower will grow.
This method of reproduction is not popular, since at home the germination of seeds takes a lot of time, and young rogers will blossom only in 4–5 years. If, however, planting of seeds is chosen, then it must be borne in mind that this plant is capable of self-dusting, and therefore it is better to plant different varieties at a distance from each other.
Flower seeds are harvested in early spring, after which they are hardened with cold. For this, the seedling container is filled with nutrient soil. Next, the soil is moistened and seeds are placed on its upper layer. Then they are covered with earth. After that, the seed tank is sent to a cool room with an air temperature of 0 degrees for 2–3 weeks.
After quenching, the container is placed in a warmer place, where the temperature should be in the range of 10-15 degrees. This will allow the seeds to germinate.
When the height of seedlings reaches 10 cm, they dive into separate containers, where they are fertilized and watered.
On the street, young plants endure when establishing warm weather, and planting in open ground is produced only in the fall.
This method is the easiest, and therefore the most common among gardeners. It is used for breeding and rejuvenation of the bush. The best time for this is spring and autumn: in the spring they divide the bush, this allows the plant to grow stronger by winter, in autumn they divide the rhizome, which allows parts of the root system to germinate.
During the division of the bush, parts of the plant are immediately planted in open ground, having previously prepared it.
The rhizome is divided into several parts, and then placed in containers with nutrient primer. Then the tanks are left in the room with the air temperature within 10-15 degrees for four months. The soil they need to periodically moisturize. Planting of germinated parts of rhizomes in open ground is done in spring.
Rogers can grow from cuttings. For this it is necessary to prepare planting material - cuttings in July. They are made from leaves with heels. Finished cuttings are immersed in a special solution to stimulate the germination process. After that they are planted in a container with a root for rooting. When the cuttings will give strong roots, they can be planted in open ground.
Rules for planting in open ground
The beginning of spring is the best time for planting Rogers in open ground. Timely planting will allow the plant to get stronger by the onset of the cold season.
The process of planting the bush itself is as follows:
- First you need to prepare the ground. To do this, in a suitable area they dig up the soil to a depth of 30 cm, while all the weeds and sod are removed.
- During the processing of the soil it is fertilized, saturated with nutrients. Use for this humus, peat.
- After that, dig holes for planting seedlings. Their size should slightly exceed the volume of the root system of plants.
- At the bottom of the hole is placed a drainage layer, which will prevent the stagnation of water. The drainage uses small stones, pieces of broken bricks and gravel.
- A layer of previously prepared earth is placed on the drainage.
- Before removing the seedling from the container, it is watered. This measure allows you to more accurately remove the plant.
- The seedling is placed in the hole, its roots slightly straighten.
- The plant is gently sprinkled with earth, after which the soil is slightly tamped with the hands.
- After planting, the seedling is well watered, and the planting circle is mulched with bark or peat so that the moisture does not evaporate.
Pests and diseases
Rogersia has rare antiseptic properties. This helps it to protect against pests and diseases. But still, sometimes you can see that the roots of the plant are damaged by slugs, and rot is present on the foliage.
If the plant is sick, all damaged areas should be removed immediately, and then treated with a fungicide bush. Processing is desirable to carry out in the daytime.
But it is important to remember that any disease is easier to prevent. To do this, it is enough to observe the mode of watering the bush and do not flood Rogers.
Each gardener seeks to ensure that his site was beautiful and well-groomed. Therefore, all owners of garden plots try to grow unique and bright plants. In this regard, Rogers is one of the most beautiful, unusual and at the same time unpretentious bushes.
This perennial shrub does not require much time and effort. The main thing is to choose the right place for disembarkation and perform simple care operations. They include the following items:
- Spring period - cleaning of old foliage and mulch, loosening of the soil layer, top dressing, covering of new mulch. During the last frost period, it is vital to cover young shoots with non-woven material. Such procedures will help to revive the plant after a long hibernation.
- Summer - the introduction of the mineral complex in the ground, you must constantly monitor the state of the flower and when open rhizomes are found, cover them with a layer of soil substrate. After flowering, dried stems and leaves are cut so that all forces are directed to the formation of beautiful foliage. It is necessary to water competently, about it in the subsection "Watering".
- Autumn - full pruning of the stems is done, mulching should be done in a thicker layer than in spring. Humus and compost are traditionally used as mulch.
At any time of the year, with the exception of winter, it is necessary to carry out weeding on time, weeds cannot serve as a flowerbed decoration.
Lighting for Rogers
Plant likes shady placesthree hours of sunshine is enough for it to grow and develop perfectly, as it is able to “accumulate” light and spend it gradually. However, the arid shade is not suitable, the soil should be well moistened, but it is necessary to exclude lowlands where excessive moisture can accumulate. Some flower growers, not having studied the needs, can land a perennial on the sunniest place, Rogers will be very “sick” at such sites. Taking care of the absence of drafts is important, it is better when plantings will be surrounded by stronger trees.
In the heat, it is necessary to water the shrubs in the morning and evening., and in the evening additional foliar spraying is desirable. When watering should not allow the formation of puddles. The soil is important to gently loosen, dense and wet can cause rotting of the roots.
You can mulch the soil layer, so the moisture will last for a long time and weeds will not appear for a long time.
The best time to apply fertilizer is spring and summer. After a long winter, you need to get stronger, the foliage goes into growth, and the better the soil is, the more beautiful and lush the bush will be. In the summer there is a bookmark of flowers and renewal of foliage, which also requires additional strength.
Top dressing should be balanced in terms of organic composition; it is not easy to make a mineral-organic complex independently; a ready-made mixture purchased in a store is better suited for this purpose. Fertilizing is also good with humus and compost.
Top dressing must contain:
Pests and diseases
Rogers has antiseptic properties, and it repels possible pests, so they bypass it. The fungus and the virus also do not appear. This is another advantage and ease of care.
The only important problem is rot.The owner of the plant himself is guilty of its appearance. Possible reasons for its occurrence:
- improperly selected landing area - low location, proximity to groundwater,
- diligent watering
- the irrigation schedule is illiterate, the land has not dried up, and a new portion of water is being introduced.
Shoots are completely pruned, leaving about 30 cm. A common mistake of an inexperienced gardener is to set aside a bush without pruning.. During the winter, it is necessary to ensure that the flower is covered with a sufficiently thick blanket of snow, if it is insufficient, then you need to cover the roots with a layer of mulch. It must protect the rhizomes from too cold air, and thereby eliminate freezing.
The best time to divide is early spring. The bush is carefully dug out of the ground, then it is divided into several parts. Sit in the prepared soil each part separately, watered abundantly for faster rooting.
In the fall it is possible to divide the roots themselves. The main horizontal root is dug out, divided into small sections of 8-10 cm in size. Each segment is sown in a container, placed in a cool place, transferred to a warm room with the onset of heat and waiting for the first leaves to appear in the late May. Delenki place at a distance of at least 20 cm, you need to understand that rogers grows pretty quickly.
Perennial can grow, giving new shoots in areas where it is not appropriate, because you should remember this and take preventive measures.
Use in landscape design
Because of the beauty of its foliage, this perennial goes well with many evergreens and flowers. It fits well into the rocky gardens, planted along the paths frames and adorns them, and for planting along the ponds this flower is generally perfect.
Can be planted in groups on the background of a well-groomed lawn with green grass, it will look pretty impressive.
When in the background created with the help of Rogers, bright inflorescences of tiger lilies, hydrangeas, irises, bluebell look great. It is a beautiful composition with fern. In the shade of big trees, at the bench, on the shaded side of the house - this plant will decorate the garden composition, and with the onset of autumn a riot of shades will allow you to forget about the blues.
Subspecies and varieties
In general, there are 9 species of perennial, cultural - three.
- Horse chest - height is 1 meter; foliage has a red color. Each leaf is dissected into 7 small ones (similar to a chestnut), flowers are gathered in panicles, each 30-40 cm long. The known variety is Irish Bronz.
- Cirrus - can grow up to 60 cm., One leaf with a diameter up to 40 cm is divided into feathers, shades of flowers are white-pink. Sorta - Hercules, Fireworks (Superworks).
- Podophyllic - in height can reach 80 cm and more. The leaf looks like a finger, the flowers have a fragrant smell, a touch of ivory. Common varieties - Rotlaub, Smaragd.
Rogersia: Varieties and Varieties
Cute exotic Rogers is a large plant that effectively settled in parks and avenues of European cities. This garden culture is named after the American admiral Rogers, who, upon seeing a charming plant, decided to take him out of China. By the way, there grows about 9 kinds of Rogers. Despite its beautiful and picturesque appearance, unpretentiousness and amazing resistance to the vagaries of nature, in Russia the long-term Rodgers are only gaining popularity.
This garden culture belongs to the stone-heel family. Each plant of Rogers attracts with its monumentality and decoration. Growing more and more each year, this perennial plant forms a mighty flower bed, which consists of a multitude of vegetative rosettes and is completely covered with peduncles.
The length of the peduncles is impressive: it can reach 1.5 meters. Rogersia blooms from the beginning of spring to the end of summer with beautiful inflorescences of snow-white, pale yellowish and pinkish flowers, thinning the delicate scent. And all this beauty is surrounded by spectacular large leaves of juicy green color.
To distinguish between Rogers, just look closely at the leaves: they can be finger-cut or pinnate. Most common horse chestnut rogers. Such an unusual name of the plant was due to the interesting shape of its leaves: they have obvious similarities with the leaves of horse chestnut.
Palmate-dissected leaves boast and stop-shaped rogers. True, the leaves have one feature: there are large cloves along the edge, and at the end they are as if cut off. The flowering of this species can be observed a little earlier than the others, and it is spreading more actively.
Circular rogersia has leaves pinnate and slightly elongated. Their length can reach 50 cm. This look will decorate your garden with juicy pink, creamy and white flowers.
Planting a plant
In order for Rogersia to tirelessly delight you with colorful flowering, and her foliage has not lost its magnificent forms and emerald hue, the soil for planting must be enriched with humus, peat or compost. The root system is buried in the prepared soil only 4-7 cm.
Attention! It is not recommended to plant the plant in areas open to the sun, otherwise the leaves will begin to burn and the plant is likely to lose its decorative appearance.
2-3 years after disembarkation, rogers will reach adult sizes. This fact must be taken into account if you are thinking about creating decorative flower arrangements in landscape design. Properly chosen place for planting and soil enriched with nutrients is half the success of growing a beautiful and healthy plant.
Fertilizer and dressing
Exotic Rogers will gratefully respond to organic and mineral supplements, which are considered to be the most important element in growing a culture.
In addition to phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen, a complex feed for Rogers should contain the following trace elements:
Top dressing is made during the whole vegetative period, but it is especially important to help the plant during the period of active growth and flowering.
Rogersia: combination with other plants
Due to the fact that rogersia is very beautiful and decorative, in combination with other plants it forms unusual and picturesque plant compositions. Remarkable proximity is revealed with badan, fern and tender bells. The plant looks very impressive in single-species beds, comfortably located in a darkened place, for example, under the crown of a tree.
Companions will also fit tall plants: with them they will create a single horizontal surface. A motley mess looks beautiful, which is formed by various types of rogers and other shade-tolerant perennials (it may be a red miner, a medunitsa, a periwinkle).
Rogersia in landscape design
Using this exotic plant, you can effectively decorate any flower bed, mixborder, elevate an artificial pond or pond. Perfectly complements the rogers and the rock garden, interestingly fits into the large rockeries, where she will play the role of high-altitude dominant. But on a small alpine slide it is better not to use rojergija due to its height.
How to plant Rogers
Landing Rogers in the open ground photo
Before planting, you need to prepare the ground well, because rogers will grow in one place for many years. It is better to make more of rotten compost or humus at the rate of 1 part of organic matter in two parts of garden soil. The hole is prepared in advance, given the size of the rhizome of our seedlings. It should be remembered that the root of perennial deepen about 4-6 cm from the surface of the earth.
It depends on the correct fit and choice of place how rogers will feel comfortable in future years. If everything is done right, the perennial will not need your attention for decades!
- It is necessary to choose light partial shade, without the hot midday rays of the sun.
- Не заглублять чрезмерно корневище, в среднем над ним должен быть слой почвы около 5 см.
- Позаботиться о хорошей структуре и питательности грунта. Питательные, легкие, богатые гумусом почвы — лучшая среда для выращивания экзотического растения.
- Оставьте достаточно места для развития растения: через 2-3 года роджерсия достигает максимального размера, в диаметре кустик будет 60-100 см, а в высоту до 1,5 метра. Therefore, do not hesitate to beauty, planted at a distance of 0.6-1.2 m from the nearest tall plants.
Reproduction by cuttings
In the second half of the summer, Rogers can be propagated by leaves separated from a part of the horse-heel, or "heel". Leaf cuttings are planted in seedlings with loose soil and carefully maintained, providing regular watering and good lighting (light partial shade in the garden or eastern windows in the house will do).
When the cuttings release young shoots, it is a signal that the plants have taken root. In September-October, it will be possible to land the received planting material at a permanent place, without forgetting to warm it for the winter. Carefully cover the young Rogers with a thick layer of fallen leaves and press the boards so that the shelter is blown by the wind. Next season, young bushes will actively grow.
Preparing for the winter
Rogers is frost resistant and easily tolerates winters with frosts down to -25 ° C. However, to cover it all the same will not be superfluous to help withstand stress in the absence of snow cover. If the frost in your area is stronger, carefully cover the plant with fallen leaves, straw, mowed grass, and top with agrofibre or other insulating material. In the spring, the plants are released so that the young seedlings do not sprout.
Rodgersia horse chestnut Rodgersia aesculifolia
Rodgersia konskokastanolistnaya Rodgersia aesculifolia photo
Reaching a meter height, the perennial has large seven-fingered leaves resembling chestnut, which is why it got its name. Flowers are often unremarkable (but there are also flowering varieties), the plant is grown for the sake of a decorative carpet of luxurious leaves, which in autumn are painted in a crimson-bronze color.
Rodgersia pinnate Rodgersia pinnata
Rogersia pinnate Chocolate Wings Rodgersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ photo
Beautiful pinnate Rogers with sharp toothed, slightly elongated leaves, especially varieties with a delicate pink and burgundy shade of leaves and flowers, such as Chocolate Wings Chocolate Wings.
Rodgersia feathery fireworks Rodgersia pinnata ‘Fireworks’ photo
The variety of fireworks is notable for compact pink inflorescences on maroon powerful peduncles.
Rodgersia feathery bronze peaked Rodgersia pinnata Bronze Peacock photo
Bronz grade pikok liked elegant leaves with a bronze tint, iridescent in the light of many shades.
Rogersia Feather White Elegance Photo
A very attractive variety is Elegance with mealy-like inflorescences of milky-white flowers.
Rogersia podophilous or popolistnya rodgersia podophylla
Rogersia podofillovaya grade Braunlaub braunlaub rodgersia podophylla photo
Huge luxurious leaves of five parts, resembling a palm, cover the earth with a fabulous carpet. For example, the Braunlaub braunlaub rodgersia podophylla variety with a bronze, burgundy hue will be a great choice for decorating a shady garden area.
Rodgersia henrici Rodgers henrici
Rogersia Cherry Blash rodgersia henrici cherry blush photo
The leaves of Rogers Heinrici are somewhat like ivy, they are much smaller than those of chestnut-leaved and pinnate, more elongated. Flowers have a pronounced decorative. The most popular variety is Cherry Blush rodgersia henrici cherry blush.