The appeal of Chocolate Wing lies half in the changing seasonal colors, and half in its usefulness. This Rodger's Flower is wet site tolerant—to the point where you can include it in your water garden or next to a shaded stream. The color feature starts with chocolaty spring foliage. The leaves turn green through summer, under pink flowers that look a lot like an astilbe's feathery plumes—it is, in fact, a good companion plant to astilbe. In fall, the flowers will give way to attractive looking seed heads and the foliage will turn back to coco. The foliage has an intriguing form too—it's palmately compound, so the leaflets all fan out from the same point in a stem, like a buckeye's leaves. Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing' PPAF
Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wings' PPAF
Sun Exposure:Partial Shade
Height/Habit:24 - 36 inches
Spread:36 - 42 inches
Spacing:36 - 42 inches
Flowering Date:early to mid summer
Flower Form:Deep-Pink Plumes on stalks in early summer.
Foliage Type:Large, palmate or pinnate leaves that emerge Chocolate/Cocoa in the spring, Changing to deep green in the summer, turning rich brown again in autumn.
Soil Requirement:Will tolerate many soil conditions. Does best in consistenly moist soils. Can be used in bog and water gardens.
Watering Requirement:Consistent Moisture
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Perennials & Potted Plants
5/6/19 - 6/7/19
3/4/19 - 6/7/19
7A & 7B
2/25/19 - 6/7/19
8A & 8B
2/18/19 - 5/17/19
2/11/19 - 5/17/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 5-7: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 13th, 2019