Scientific Name: Astilboides tabularis
Common Name: shieldleaf rodgersia
Family Name: Saxifragaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded
Texture: Very coarse
Landscape Uses: Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Pubescent, Orbicular, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Panicle, White, Pink, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Green, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal, orbicular, mature to 30-60(-90)cm wide, petioles 30-70(-95)cm long; florets about 5mm wide, white to pink, in panicles 15-20cm long on peduncles 30-50cm long (inflorescence looks similar to astilbe).