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The 'Fiederblättrigen Schaublatt' (Rodgersia pinnata) is an unproblematic and undemanding perennial plant for the outdoor area of the family of 'Saxifragaceae' (Saxifrage family). It comes originally from the eastern areas of Asia or China, mainly from the Himalayas and the adjacent highlands. With its different colors, this plant provides a solitaire or a selected combination with other plants in every garden for a fascinating variety of design options. The 'Fiederblättrige Schaublatt' can achieve a respectable stature height of 40 to 120 centimeters.
Fascinating color changes of plant leaves
This perennial unfolds in general:
- a horstigen, lush as well as vigorous and upright growth
- At the beginning of the annual flowering in June, the plant shows a number of pale yellow / white flowers
- the changing play of the unique leaf colors is a further worth mentioning point of the 'Fiederblättrigen Schaublattes'
- In spring, the plant leaves drift with a bronze-like color and change during the summer weeks to a lush green
- within the autumn weeks, a last change takes place and reveals its original color again.
The 'Fiederblättrige Schaublatt' feels in contrast to other plants:
- not on sunny, but rather in partially shady locations well
- These include in particular ponds and woody edges as well as certain beds
- The soil should be permeable, moist and fresh to give this plant the opportunity to unfold in its unique splendor
- The final location for the 'Fiederblättrige Schaublatt' within a garden is particularly good to think about, as this plant should not be implemented again
- the plant can bloom again and again at its optimal location during the summer weeks, if it is not transplanted again.
The regular pouring of the 'Rodgersia pinnata' is absolutely necessary, since the drying of the soil is to be avoided. However, a permanent waterlogging is not desirable because it is very poorly tolerated. A fertile humus soil is another important factor in the healthy growth of this plant. In order to supplement or balance the nutrient balance, it is advisable in the spring to incorporate organic fertilizer such as horn shavings or your own compost. The stems of the 'Fiederblättrigen Schaublatts' should, however, be shortened in the fall, if they are not to be used as a winter ornament in the garden. Otherwise, the cut in the spring is recommended.
In order to give the plant sufficient space to develop, a planting of one to three plants on one square meter is recommended. The planting distance can be about 70 centimeters. In order to multiply the Rodgersia pinnata, it is only necessary to divide the plant during the spring. Otherwise, this perennial is winterproof and extremely easy to care for. It also tolerates and complements other plant varieties such as rhododendron, ferns and conifers.
Handling tips after transporting the shrub
Perennials in general:
- retire in the root ball during the winter weeks as well as in bad environmental conditions
- so it may happen after a longer transport within a carton that the plants look unappetizing
- However, this means no harm to the respective crop
- Once in the garden area, the perennial will recover within a short time and show up in all its glory (except when winter is coming)
- even possible damage during transport is not relevant, because the perennial will always drive out of their root ball again
- However, perennials should never be too wet during the winter, as rot easily forms and the plant dies.
- Type / Family: Perennial. Belongs to the family of Saxifragaceae
- Flowering time: June to July with pyramidal feathered flower spikes on rich reddish stems from many smallest flowers in pink or white. Thereafter, formation of dark red seed pods. Also in winter an ornament
- Foliage: Large and heavily veined leaves of chestnut leaves in green, bronzy in spring when budding and scarlet in autumn
- Growth: Upright loose bushy growth, forms with flat creeping rhizomes clumps
- Height: 50 to 150cm
- Habitat: Partially shady to shady, sheltered from the wind, preferably on the edge of the pond and / or in front of trees. Rather sandy, like loamy wet soil without waterlogging. In the shade, the ground should be a bit drier.Happy at the edge of the pond
- Planting time: Can also be sown in spring (seeds germinate best on moist moss)
- Cut: pruning only in spring, winter ornament
- Partner: Very good for coniferous or rhododendron. Otherwise Astilbe, Eisenhut, silver candle, forest bellflower, fern, Schattengras
- Propagation: division in the spring
- Care: Soil should not dry out, especially in partial shade
- Wintering: Winter hardy
- Diseases / Problems: Does not tolerate constant waterlogging
- Special features: It occurs naturally in the mountain forests of the Chinese province of Yunnan
- Chocolate Wings: Leaves covered in chocolate brown bronze in spring, then green in summer, autumn coloration like spring
- Elegans: Striking yellowish-white flower spikes
- Superba: Best known and very popular variety with flower spikes in different shades of pink