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Astilboides tabularis (Common Astilboides)

Common Astilboides, Rodgersia tabularis


Prized for its unique foliage and architectural interest, Astilboides tabularis (Common Astilboides) is a vigorous perennial noted for its large, rounded, peltate leaves, 2-3 ft. across (60-90 cm), that resemble lily pads. Borne on long petioles rising from the ground, the superb leaves are adorned with ruffled edges and prominent veins. In late spring, creamy white plumes of Astilbe-like flowers are carried atop gracefully arching stems above the foliage. A bold specimen plant for pond or stream banks or garden areas with consistently moist soils.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade in cool, moist, humus-rich soil. Tolerates full shade. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture.
  • Great for beds and borders, woodland gardens, cottage gardens, bog gardens or by streams and ponds.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs.
  • Cut back after flowering.
  • Propagate by seed sown in a cold frame in autumn or by division in spring.
  • Native to China

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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