Rodgersia ‘Bronze Peacock’ is my new favourite perennial.
It has a long season of dramatic interest with stunning leaf shape, size and colour, flowers in the summer and seedheads in the autumn.
It has large, leathery leaves that in spring have a gorgeous bronze colour that with metallic glints in a peacock like tail fan shape, that gradually fade to green as summer progresses. The pink flowers are held high on strong red stems in July and August and altogether makes a stunning addition to a mixed border. Once autumn comes the flowers turn to dark seedheads.
Brand: Brookside Nursery
Eventual Height: Up to 1.2m when Flower stalks are out
Position: damp shade but will tolerate some sun and ideal for a wet spot in the garden with rich moist soil
Evergreen or Deciduous: deciduous