The bronze foliage cultivar of Rodgersia pinnata ‘Irish Bronze’ is particularly showy when the sun sifts through the leaves. It highlights the shades of colour contrast; deep bronze through light shades and ranging to almost translucent when the direct sun shines at its most powerful. Be sure to take a look at the group in the F beds here at RBGE from both pathways to appreciate the full contrast of colour.
Walking through the garden many variations in foliage colour and form within the genus Rodgersia can be seen. All are herbaceous, growth arising from a thick mass of root that prefers to sit on or just below the soil surface. All Rodgersia species enjoy a moisture retentive soil and a seasonal mulch with organic matter.