Sometimes ornamental plants are much more attractive than the flowers we are used to. So it is arranged that we get used to the become familiar Chernobryvtsam and zinnias, and it would be desirable something exotic, surprising imagination.
A good choice for decorating the garden will be Rogers - a perennial that does not require special attention, and will please the unique beauty of carved leaves of green and burgundy shades. Rogersia belongs to the family of stone-sawing, a relative of the geyher and geyherella known to us. By the way, something remotely even looks like them.
Rogers growing in the garden
The beauty is unpretentious, which is the indisputable advantage of the plant. It prefers partial shade, however, if the soil is very damp, it is better to plant Rogers in sunny areas. The soil is preferably rich in organic matter, rather loose - air and moisture permeable, with a slightly acid reaction.
It is better to “dilute” heavy loams with sand and loose organic matter in order for the exotic beauty to show its decorative effect to the full. It is better not to plant Rogers where there may be melted water in the winter when the frosts and thaws alternate - the plant may die in such conditions.
It is also desirable to protect Rogers from a strong wind, the plant likes places surrounded by a solid wall of stronger plants. Spring frosts can freeze young leaves of Rogers, so if you want to protect it, follow the weather forecast and you can light a smoldering fire next to the plants when you freeze to protect them.
Rogersia has a strong creeping rhizome, thanks to which the perennial gradually grows, conquering more and more large areas.
How to plant Rogers
Landing Rogers in the open ground photo
Before planting, you need to prepare the ground well, because rogers will grow in one place for many years. It is better to make more of rotten compost or humus at the rate of 1 part of organic matter in two parts of garden soil. The hole is prepared in advance, given the size of the rhizome of our seedlings. It should be remembered that the root of perennial deepen about 4-6 cm from the surface of the earth.
It depends on the correct fit and choice of place how rogers will feel comfortable in future years. If everything is done right, the perennial will not need your attention for decades!
- It is necessary to choose light partial shade, without the hot midday rays of the sun.
- Do not deepen excessively rhizome, on average there should be a layer of soil about 5 cm above it.
- Take care of good structure and nutritional value of the soil. Nutritious, light, humus-rich soils are the best medium for growing an exotic plant.
- Leave enough space for the development of the plant: after 2-3 years, Rogers will reach the maximum size, the bush will be 60-100 cm in diameter, and 1.5 meters in height. Therefore, do not hesitate to beauty, planted at a distance of 0.6-1.2 m from the nearest tall plants.
Rogers planting is very simple: the rhizome should be divided into several parts with growth buds on each delenka in an amount of at least two or three. New bushes are also planted shallowly, up to 5-6 cm in depth, at a distance of 0.6-1 m from each other. It is better to replant in early spring or autumn, before the onset of frost, so that the plants have time to take root before wintering.
Reproduction by cuttings
In the second half of the summer, Rogers can be propagated by leaves separated from a part of the horse-heel, or "heel". Leaf cuttings are planted in seedlings with loose soil and carefully maintained, providing regular watering and good lighting (light partial shade in the garden or eastern windows in the house will do).
When the cuttings release young shoots, it is a signal that the plants have taken root. In September-October, it will be possible to land the received planting material at a permanent place, without forgetting to warm it for the winter. Carefully cover the young Rogers with a thick layer of fallen leaves and press the boards so that the shelter is blown by the wind. Next season, young bushes will actively grow.
Growing Rogers from seed
Growing Rogers from seed photo
Plant seeds with Rogers - a lesson for the patient. If you grow a single variety, there will be no problems with over-pollination, and it is quite possible to collect seeds from the most beautiful bush in order to sow them for seedlings. Remember that seed germination is bad, and seedlings develop extremely slowly. Therefore, we stock up on patience and simply give our plants care. We start sowing on seedlings at the end of February, having previously held the seeds in a refrigerator in a damp cloth and a packet for about two weeks.
Rogers seedling seed photo
- The seeds are quite small, you can sow them simply on the surface of nutrient loose soil and lightly press it with your palm.
- We pour out of the pulveler, close the container with a transparent lid or plastic bag, leave it so on the window until germination.
- We regularly air, check the humidity. It should be remembered that the stagnation of moisture is unacceptable. Mandatory drainage holes in the seedling container!
- At emergence of shoots the film is removed, we water in the usual mode.
- When the first 2-3 true leaflets appear, dive the seedlings into separate cups.
- We take care of the seedlings until warm weather is established, when it will be + 15 ° С at night, then it will be possible to plant it on a flower bed.
Before disembarking, be sure to harden, taking out the young bushes in a shady garden space for the whole day.
Care for outdoor rojersia
Only a few conditions are put before the gardener by exotic Rogers. It is necessary for her to mulch the soil: so the plant does not experience stress from overheating of the soil in the heat. In addition, moisture is preserved, and the earth remains loose and breathable. During the period of active growth and flowering, do not forget to regularly water the Rogers' bushes, however, not flooding to the formation of puddles. And after flowering, at the end of the growing season, the aboveground part is trimmed with shears and retracted into a compost pile or burned.
Preparing for the winter
Rogers is frost resistant and easily tolerates winters with frosts down to -25 ° C. However, to cover it all the same will not be superfluous to help withstand stress in the absence of snow cover. If the frost in your area is stronger, carefully cover the plant with fallen leaves, straw, mowed grass, and top with agrofibre or other insulating material. In the spring, the plants are released so that the young seedlings do not sprout.
Rogersia in landscape design
Rogersiya in garden design photo
Rogersia is attractive in monoplants and group compositions. Often planted on the coast of artificial ponds, looks great in the shade of trees.
Rogersiya konskokanstolonnaya planting and care Photos from the reservoir
Rogers combine with hosts, ferns, bells, bergenia, mukdeniya and other plants, here the main thing to show imagination.
Rogers monoplanting in the shade of trees photo
Changing the color of leaves from bright green to crimson, Rogersia makes a spectacular accent in any composition. This feature should be considered to make the garden design more harmonious.
Rogersia flowers planting and care Photo in garden design
Rogersia is planted as curbs, low hedges. Looks beautiful in large rocky gardens, rockeries.
Rogersiya, host, gelleborus in group landing photo
Rogersia looks spectacular next to ligulyaria, klenolistnikik, green ground coverings. It turns out beautifully, if you alternate the spots of monoplantation of plants of various kinds, you get a kind of alternating islets, pleasing the eye with its naturalness.
Rodgersia horse chestnut Rodgersia aesculifolia
Rodgersia konskokastanolistnaya Rodgersia aesculifolia photo
Reaching a meter height, the perennial has large seven-fingered leaves resembling chestnut, which is why it got its name. Flowers are often unremarkable (but there are also flowering varieties), the plant is grown for the sake of a decorative carpet of luxurious leaves, which in autumn are painted in a crimson-bronze shade.
Rodgersia pinnate Rodgersia pinnata
Rogersia pinnate Chocolate Wings Rodgersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ photo
Beautiful pinnate Rogers with sharp toothed, slightly elongated leaves, especially varieties with a delicate pink and burgundy shade of leaves and flowers, such as Chocolate Wings Chocolate Wings.
Rodgersia feathery fireworks Rodgersia pinnata ‘Fireworks’ photo
The variety of fireworks is notable for compact pink inflorescences on maroon powerful peduncles.
Rodgersia feathery bronze peaked Rodgersia pinnata Bronze Peacock photo
Bronz grade pikok liked elegant leaves with a bronze tint, iridescent in the light of many shades.
Rogersia Feather White Elegance Photo
A very attractive variety is Elegance with mealy-like inflorescences of milky-white flowers.
Rogersia podophilous or popolistnya rodgersia podophylla
Rogersia podofillovaya grade Braunlaub braunlaub rodgersia podophylla photo
Huge luxurious leaves of five parts, resembling a palm, cover the earth with a fabulous carpet. For example, the Braunlaub braunlaub rodgersia podophylla variety with a bronze, burgundy hue will be a great choice for decorating a shady garden area.
Rodgersia henrici Rodgers henrici
Rogersia Cherry Blash rodgersia henrici cherry blush photo
The leaves of Rogers Heinrici are somewhat like ivy, they are much smaller than those of chestnut-leaved and pinnate, more elongated. Flowers have a pronounced decorative. The most popular variety is Cherry Blush rodgersia henrici cherry blush.
The content of the article
- Rogersiya: features of growing an exotic plant
- Shy Rogersiya: species and varieties
- Sedum ordinary or hare cabbage: varieties and features of growing
In natural conditions, Rogers grow around water bodies and on the lower tier of humid forests in the mountainous regions of China. In order for this plant to take root in the garden, it is necessary to create conditions similar to natural ones for it.
Place and features of the composition of the bud for rods
All varieties of rogers are distinguished by a powerful root system, which allows the plant to quickly capture new territories in the garden, so it is inappropriate to plant this plant in a limited area of the flower bed.
Best of all for a plant is an area near an artificial reservoir or a shady area under fruit trees in the garden, separated from the rest of the space by a curb to a depth of at least 30 cm. This will prevent the growth of the plant, beyond the designated place. When determining the optimal place for Rogers, it is necessary to take into account that the areas where melted water accumulates in winter are not suitable for this plant, as this will lead to freezing and wetting of the roots.
The most unpretentious in terms of soil composition are the following varieties of Rogers:
- horse chestnut tree
- cherry blash
These types of rogers are distinguished by the shape of the leaves and the color of the inflorescences. Plants require a loose and sufficiently moist soil rich in organic matter and low pH. Heavy soil before planting Rogers should be diluted with sand and loose organic matter. Considering that the plant will continue to grow in one place over the years, it is advisable to plant the soil with humus or rotted compost before planting.
Growing rogers seedlings from seed
First, prepare deep plastic containers with perforated lids. They should be filled with a mixture of black soil, humus and sand. Seeds are sown at the end of November, deepening them by 1 cm. Containers are left outside until the end of winter. In early spring, they need to bring them into a warm room.
After the appearance of the first shoots, the containers with seedlings need to be rearranged on the window sills. Watering seedlings better spray 1-2 times a week. Periodically you need to loosen the soil in the container. After reaching the seedlings 15-17 cm in height, it is necessary to pick them. When the seedlings get stronger, you need to seed it in separate pots.
Disembarkation and care of the Rogers
Planted seedlings rogers in the open ground need after installing on the street stable positive temperatures. For planting seedlings should first make holes up to 10-15 cm in depth. At the bottom you need to fill a mixture of humus and sand. After planting seedlings need to be watered well with water.
If there is a chance of frost, you need to cover the plants with polyethylene. Watering should planting 1 time per week. In case of drought, it is necessary to moisten the soil every 2-3 days. Watering can be done with cold water. It does not harm the plants. To preserve the required level of soil moisture, a mulching procedure should be carried out.
After the seedlings take root, you need to carefully monitor the condition of the plants and promptly remove drying leaves. During the flowering period, rogers are fed with ready fertilizers for azaleas. In addition, you can make the following components:
- bird droppings solution,
- liquid organic extracts,
If necessary, loosen the soil around the plants. After the end of the growing season, all flower stalks should be cut. The main pests of rogers are slugs and snails. To protect the landings, you should sprinkle the soil around the Rodgers with mustard powder.
At the end of September, you can begin preparing the Rogers for wintering. The aboveground part is removed. To prevent the appearance of disease leaves must be burned. The root of the plant tolerates frost well to -25 ° C. With little snowy winters, it is possible to freeze the roots.
To avoid such an unfavorable outcome, you should carefully cover the plot with the plantations of rogers with cut grass, straw or fallen leaves. Above you can cover the area with agrofibre. In the spring, it is necessary to remove all insulating layers in order to avoid mold and overheating of the roots. This will accelerate the emergence of young shoots.
This impressive and sprawling Far Eastern beauty reaches a height of more than a meter, and attracts many gardeners not so much with its flowering, as with textured finger-dissected and pinnate-separated leaves of impressive (up to 50 cm) size. In garden cultivation is used about five species and several varieties of this beautiful and powerful perennial.
From mid-summer, the period of flowering Rogers comes, its stems are decorated with numerous small flowers of white and pinkish color, gathered in large paniculate inflorescences.
Planting and care of outdoor rogers
In the spring, prepare for planting Rogers seedlings. To do this, dig up an old bush of a plant, cut off the radical cuttings and root them in small pots.
This perennial prefers deeply cultivated, moist soil rich in humus and nutrients. Time to plant Rogers - the beginning of spring. It is necessary to choose a suitable shaded area, remove the sod and dig up the ground to a depth of 30 cm.
Dig a deep hole for planting; mix the ground with manure and hardwood humus. Pour some prepared soil on the bottom of the dug hole. Before planting seedlings, carefully water the seedling and carefully remove it from the pot with a clod of earth.
Spread the roots before planting, plant the plant in a hole, fill it and tamp the ground. Pour over the landing site and grind the surface with crushed bark.
- With the onset of spring, adult plants are fed with compost and bone meal.
- Leaving in summer consists in abundant watering of plants, to a depth of moisture penetration of at least 20 cm. The soil should be mulched.
- In the fall, shoots of Rogers are cut to the length of the palm, and in regions with a cold, harsh climate, they are covered with winter brushwood for the winter.
Rogers colors and varieties
- Rogersia Feather(Rodgersia pinnata) reaches a height of 120 cm during flowering. Six or nine-palmate leaves rise above its reddish stems. During the blooming period, they have a characteristic purple tint, which then acquires a dark green color with a pronounced longish relief.
Complex paniculate inflorescences have a length of 25-30 cm, flowering begins from the beginning of July and lasts about 25 days. Garden varieties "Alba" bloom white, "Rubra" - carmine-red, "Surebra" - pale pink flowers.
- Rogersia Stipolistnaya(Rodgersiapodophilla) has creeping rhizomes and is not inferior in height to the previous variety. Its five-fingered dissected leaves with a slight glossy shine reach sizes of 50 cm.
The young foliage of a bronze shade after some time becomes light green. Cream-white flowers form branched, friable and long panicles. Flowering begins in mid-June and lasts 20-25 days. The most common varieties of this type are Rogers: “Rodlaud” with reddish-brown young leaves, “Pagode” and “Smaragd” with soft green young foliage.
- Rogersia elderberry(Rodgersiasambucifolia) It is the shortest representative of the genus Rogers, up to 90 cm high.
Only during the flowering period, it reaches a height of up to 120 cm, thanks to the cream-white panicles of inflorescences, towering above six-fingered pinto-dissected leaves. The leaf color of the Rotlaub variety is green, with a characteristic bronze-brown tint.
- Rogersia Blender(Rodgersia aesculofolia) 70 to 180 cm high, has basal, seven-fingered leaves on long (about 50 cm) pubescent cuttings.By their form they resemble horse chestnut leaves - hence the name.
Many hybrids of this type of Rogers, in particular Rodgersia henrici and Rodgersia purdomii, young foliage has a beet-red color, in the process of growth, it reaches quite majestic size, up to 75 cm in diameter.
The use of rogers in garden compositions
Rogersia - quite shade-loving and unpretentious plant. It is best to plant it in spacious and wet areas. On a bed with perennials, thanks to its representative appearance, it will always dominate. Particularly impressive are the small group plantings of rogers in the background of a flower bed.
Despite its unpretentiousness, this plant does not tolerate strong winds, so if you plant it near the wall of a house, a fence or in the shade of large trees, this will not only decorate your landscape, but also provide rogers with good conditions for growth.
If there is a pond or pool in your garden, this perennial will be a great accent in the composition, planted at the water's edge.
Do not forget that in bright, accessible to the sun places, rogers need sufficient soil moisture, so the place near the reservoir is perfect for these purposes.
Worthy partners for Rogers need to choose among shade-tolerant shrubs and perennials. These include astilba, purple foxglove, host, forest geranium, broadleaf bell, as well as shade-loving cereals and ferns. Rogersia gets on well with conifers, shrubs, yews and rhododendrons.
Optimal conditions for growing Rogers on the garden
Rogersiya successfully takes root in the shaded garden plots, which allows gardeners to turn the shaded area into a beautiful flower garden. Rogers has the ability to accumulate light, so the shrub enough sunlight penetrating throughout the daylight through the foliage of other plantations.
Rogers will get about 3 hours of thin sunlight in the middle of the day.
The root system of Rogers is different in that it grows quickly enough and form root stalks with buds, from which daughter plants are formed. It is for this reason that Rogers is best planted on a large, spacious plot. Rogers are not recommended to plant in the vicinity of plants with a weak root system, as the rhizome of the shrub with the growth can "strangle" such plants.
Rogers should not be planted in lowland areas and areas with close groundwater storage. Rogers, though a moisture-loving plant, however, does not tolerate the soil with any amount of water accumulation.
The soil for planting Rogers should be loose, fertile, well drained.
Tip # 1. Rogers is a shade-loving and moisture-loving plant, therefore it grows poorly in dry shade conditions. Arid shadow will not be scary shrub, if the soil in early spring generously cover with mulch. Such soil will always be heated and saturated with the optimal amount of moisture.
Preparing the soil for planting Rogers
Soil preparation for planting begins with the loosening and application of organic and mineral fertilizers to the soil. Humus and compost are used as organics. Top dressing with organic fertilizers should be carried out in the spring and summer, since during these periods Rogersia develops and flourishes actively.
Complex mineral fertilizers should be chosen as mineral supplements, which should include not only nitrogen-potassium-phosphorus substances, but also microelements:
Mineral fertilizers are applied to the soil throughout the growing season. In the table we consider the universal mineral fertilizers with the content of trace elements, as well as their rate of application for decorative foliage plants.
Mineral fertilizer for shrubs
Step-by-step instructions for growing Rogers seeds
Rogers seed multiplied rarely enough. This method does not always allow to save the genetic material of the mother plant. There are problems with the germination of seeds. Seedlings are characterized by long growth and development. Seeds are sown in planting capacity in the fall - at the end of September - at the beginning of October. Consider step-by-step instructions for growing Rogers from seed:
- Seeds are selected for planting whole without defects. Selected seeds are soaked for 5-10 minutes in a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Before sowing the seeds are mixed with clean sand.
- Planting tanks are disinfected with a solution of potassium permanganate. Form 5-6 holes at the bottom of the tank.
- The soil mixture for sowing should be fertile, loose and light. Such a soil substrate will provide good access of oxygen, as well as ensure uniform moistening of the entire volume of the substrate in the planting tanks. The composition of the soil mixture should include components such as turf soil, sand, peat and wood ash. Sod earth, sand and peat in a ratio of 1: 1: 1. Wood ash is applied to the soil at the rate of 10 g of ash per 1 kg of soil mixture.
- Planting tank is filled with ready-made substrate and watered moderately with warm water. Seeds mixed with sand and sown in planting capacity. Sowing cover film. Expose planting tanks with sowing on the plot for freezing.
- In early spring, containers are moved to the window sill. Since seeds germinate poorly and very slowly, seedlings will appear no earlier than 30-35 days.
- Seedlings dive into smaller containers. As soon as the seedlings are stronger, they are transplanted to the garden bed in open ground.
Tip # 2. For those who practice the reproduction of Rogers from seed, it is not recommended to plant several varieties in one area. Such planting can lead to over-pollination of plants. Seeds obtained from pereopylennyh plants, may contain genetic traits that were acquired in the process of pollination from another related variety.
Reproduction of Rogers seeds rhizomes
The best period for Rogers ’breeding is spring and autumn. Segments of rhizomes form in the fall. They dig up the horizontal root of the mother plant and divide it into segments of 8-10 cm long. Segments are planted in planting tanks with a fertile soil substrate. The composition of the substrate should include the following components:
- Fertile and loose garden soil,
The above components are mixed in equal amounts. In the finished soil mixture planted pre-processed segments of rhizome in the growth stimulator. Planting capacity is moved to the winter in a cold room until spring. In the spring containers move to a warmer place. As soon as sprouts appear, they are transplanted into peat pots. In late May or early June, planted in a permanent place in the open ground.
Delenki are planted in the hole by 5 cm. The distance between delenki is 15-20 cm, depending on the desired thickness of landing. After planting in open ground, Rogers will reach normal size only after 2-3 years.
Rogersia's use of landscape design
Rogersia thanks to the decorative leaves is well combined with many decorative and flowering plants. Rogers is used in landscape design to create beautiful compositions.
An exotic plant is planted in a flower bed, in mixborders and along rocky paths. Rogersia looks good at the foot of artificial ponds and ponds. Shrub looks interesting in rockeries. It is not recommended to use Rogersia in the alpine hills because of the height of this plant.
Rogersia looks beautiful among variegated flowering plants. The picture shows the scheme of flower arrangement in which Rogersiya will look the most harmonious.
Experienced growers argue that Rogersia is well adjoined not to all plants. Companions fit only those plants with which Rogersija can create a single horizontal surface. In the table we consider the types of plants with which Rogersia looks organically:
Rogersiya belongs to perennials from the family of "Kamenelomkovy" and is a distant relative of the geyher. She successfully settled down in Europe, especially in parks, urban flowerbeds and outbuildings of country houses. The plant is named in memory of the American navigator Rogers, who brought the culture from China. Thanks to this, Rogers cultivation became available all over the world.
In its natural environment, the flower grows in open glades of wet forests, where the light enters in the mornings and at dusk of the day. It can be seen in the coastal zone of freshwater lakes or rivers. In addition to China, Japan and Korea are considered to be the birthplace of Rogers.
Culture has strong roots of a core character, on which over the years horizontal shoots grow. Of them form upright shoots that turn the flower into a volumetric shrub up to about 1.5 m in height.
The main advantage of Rogers - large massive foliage. She is pinnate or palmate. The shape resembles chestnut leaves. The plate is about 50 cm in diameter. It is located on long and compacted petioles. The surface is painted in bright green or reddish color, which can vary throughout the season.
Flowering culture begins in mid-summer (July) and continues until early August. At this time, above the lush crown of massive foliage towering original paniculate inflorescences.
They consist of a huge number of small buds, which are:
- snow white
- greenish color.
Inflorescences exude a delicate smell that attracts all kinds of insects. When they are pollinated and wither, the fruits are tied. Over time, in their place seeds are formed in the form of miniature stars. After that, the plant actively discards new leaf plates. Thus, it all season decorates the landscape of the dacha.
The plant is not afraid of deep shade, so it is grown even among tall trees or shrubs in the garden.
Growing rogersii: practical advice from professionals
To create a cozy recreation area at the dacha, they often use unique cultures. Unfortunately, many exotic plants are very capricious and require special care. Therefore, the effort spent leads to a sad outcome. However, the cultivation of Rogersia brings many true satisfaction. The main thing is to be serious about business and follow the guidance of professionals.
Description and features of Rogers
Shy Rogers - shade-tolerant plant, large-leaf perennial with an interesting shape and texture of the leaf. The plant looks great in mono plantings and in combination with many other perennials. In flower beds, you can set off large leaves of rogers, planting low blue irises, majestic fans of ferns, or weightless ears of fox tail next to it.Different types of Rogers are perfectly combined with white or pink-horticulture bushes, as well as with an euonymus or a gift. Rogers' partners in the flowerbed, with their diversity and unusualness, complement and shade the powerful foliage of its bush. Rogers' leaves have a special decorative effect, but its paniculate, light and delicate inflorescences, panicles are not without charm. The flowers of this plant have a pleasant delicate aroma that can be enjoyed for a month. The joint plantings of Rogers and spring early-flowering plants, for example, primroses of periwinkles and tiarell, also look beautiful. Rogersia perfectly decorates the garden, thanks to which gardeners grow a variety of varieties and types of this plant.
They differ from each other in leaf shape, color and leaf structure:
(Rodgersia sambucifolia), Rogersia Elderberry - The name is dictated by the fact that the structure of the leaves of this species is similar to the structure of elderberry leaves. The bush is quite high, and often reaches 1.4 meters. Stems burgundy plants, green leaves. The plant has beautiful pink flowers that bloom in June and continue flowering for more than a month.
(Rodgersia pinnata), Rogersia Feather- The leaves of this species are elongated and elongated. Bushes are low, not higher than 50-60 cm. The structure of the leaf has a clear similarity with the rowan leaf. The flowers are small, inflorescences paniculata, elongated shape, cream color.
(Rodgersia aesculofolia), Rogersia Bale- the shape of the leaves is very similar to the leaves of chestnut. The height of the bush of this type reaches 1 meter. Inflorescences are white or slightly pinkish and grow to 1.2 meters. The leaves are greenish.
(Rodgersia podophylla), Rogersija- distinguished by leaves truncated from the ends and finely jagged along the lateral edges. Young leaves are maroon-red, which greatly adorns the spring garden. Later the leaf becomes green in color. The height of the bushes reaches 1.5 meters. (Rodgersia nepalensis), Rogersia Nepali
(Rodgersia nepalensis), Rogersia Nepali- the leaves are located at a great distance from each other, on short stalk legs, which help to create an elongated leaf shape. Bushes of this type of Rogers grow not higher than a meter and bloom not bright white flowers with a pleasant smell.
(Rodgersia henricii), Rogersia Heinrici - its leaves possess the brightest greens. It is this type of the most attractive of all Rodgers beauty leaves. Blossoms small buds gathered in panicles. Flowers have a color ranging from soft cream to pink. The color of the petals depends on the chemical composition of the soil on which the plant is planted. In mixborders, this species is perfectly combined with other herbaceous ornamental plants.
Rogersia pinnate varieties "Die Stolze", varieties are characterized by pale pink, tall, openwork inflorescences. The plant is high, up to 120 cm, flowering begins from the second decade of June and lasts for a month. The variety is pretty sunflower.
Rogersia varieties "Cherry Blush" - the most sun-tolerant of all varieties of Rogers. It has large decorative leaves that change their color to purple in spring and autumn. Looks great in combination with hydrangea.
Young tender leaves rogers jersey "rotlaub" May attracts the eye with a brownish-bronze color, although adult foliage takes on a green color. The plant blooms with light cream panicle-inflorescences, and its height reaches 1 meter.
Rogersia elderberry varieties "Rothaut". Tall, one and a half meter bush with burgundy stems and green rounded-elongated leaves. Flowering time June - July. Flowers cream with a slight pinkish tint.
Choosing a place for landing Rogers
Rogers is not only a shade-tolerant, but also very shade-loving plant. Direct sunlight inhibits it, so it easily tolerates only the morning sun for a half to two hours. Of course, the place for landing Rogers need to be chosen according to these requirements. You can arrange a capricious in the penumbra or under a tall tree, the crown of which will pass the scattered sunlight.
Rogersia lives well in the garden in mixed plantings with other pischnolistymi plants, preferably with different height of the bushes. Under such conditions, a microclimate is formed and the humidity of the soil and air lasts longer.
Different types of Rogers are close relatives and, when planted next to several varieties, may pereopylitsya, losing a significant part of their decorative effect. In order not to be too cold-resistant, the plant does not freeze over in early spring, for planting it is necessary to choose the places where the snow heaps melt last. Usually, these areas are located in the shaded corners of the site, and are ideal for Rogers.
Planting and breeding RogersWhen choosing a place for planting, you need to take into account all that is known about Rogers. For example, it is no secret that she prefers moist soils, which can be located near the northern wall of a house or in a shaded place near the fence, in a shade where it is always dark, damp and no plants want to grow. Here, with pleasure, Rogersia will spread his lush leaves.
When planting, it is still necessary to avoid openly swamped areas, since stagnant moisture in the soil leads to the rotting of the root system of the plant and its death. Rogersia quickly soaks up, so its cultivation is impossible in places with stagnant groundwater.
The shrubs are planted at a considerable distance from each other and from neighboring plants, since the rogers will subsequently grow magnificently upwards and to the side, and at close proximity will simply drown out their neighbors.
Division of rhizomes
How to plant rogersija spring? Very simply, in May the plant can be planted just by dividing the bush. When an adult wintered plant has already grown ground stalks (up to 5–15 cm high), the bush can be divided by cutting it with a sharp shovel in half or into three parts. The main part of the bush is not disturbed, but simply digged out the cut-off parts of the bush and seated. Reproduction of Rogers by dividing the bush has a positive effect on the plant, because a bush that has grown too much oppresses itself: it lacks light, moisture and nutrition. Therefore, the size of the bushes must be periodically adjusted by digging.
When planting a new Rogers bush, you must:
- dig up a landing hole before splitting the bush
- put a humus spade into it, pour in phosphorus-potassium fertilizers, or pour out the ammophos match box (the fertilizers are mixed with the soil at the bottom of the planting pit).
- pour a bucket of water into the landing pit
- откапать часть разделенного куста роджерсии и посадить на подготовленное место,
- посаженный куст поливают сверху и ждут, когда вода впитается, после чего почву под кустом можно мульчировать перегноем или торфокрошкой .
The rhizomes dug out in the fall and prepared for planting can be safely stored in the basement until spring (provided the room temperature is above zero). For this, the rhizomes are laid out in boxes with slightly moistened sand, after which the rhizome several times during the winter and the sand in which they are stored are sprinkled with water. In early May, rhizomes with already sprouted stems are planted in a permanent place. And here in the garden is already growing rogers, and both its planting and further care in the open field will not take much power from you.
Growing from seed
When gardeners propagate Rogers seeds, it often turns out that quite a result is not what they were trying to grow. What is the reason? It is possible that different types of Rogers pereylis among themselves or you used the seeds of hybrid plants (they are more effective than varietal). Seeds collected from hybrids, with further cultivation can be split into parent forms.
Nevertheless, it is quite possible to grow an adult Rogers bush from seeds. For this:
- Seeds are sown in winter in a container with soil well-filled with organic matter. Seeds are sown to a depth of 1 cm, after which the containers remain to overwinter in a cold, dry room. In February, tanks with sown seeds are brought into a warm room. Seeds that have passed in the cold stratification germinate much better. When sprouts seem, the capacity with seedlings is rearranged on the window.
- Further care is to timely watering and loosening the soil. When the Rogers seedlings reach a height of 15-17 cm, they dive, seated in separate pots.
- In the stage of six true leaves, young seedlings need to be fed with a complete complex fertilizer (fertilizers suitable for azaleas). Ready-to-use fertilizer bags can be purchased at garden stores.
- At the onset of stable positive temperatures, pots with Rogers are put out into penumbra, where it will grow until autumn. In the fall, grown plants are planted in the ground at a permanent place.
How to care for RogersCare of rojercia is the timely removal of dried or damaged leaves, as they significantly reduce the decorative plants. When rogersia blooms, the testes that form are cut out. If the seeds of this plant are needed, then one or two seed plants are left on the bush, until the seeds are fully ripe. It is advisable that the seed plants, which are unappealing in appearance, should not be left in the foreground of the flower bed.
In the summer, it is necessary to ensure timely watering of the Rogers root, as well as timely root or foliar (per leaf) dressing. Autumn care for rojersia consists in removing the stems and fading leaves, fertilizing the soil under the bushes, and covering the soil in the bite area for the winter with cover materials. In spring, sprouts that appear should be protected from night frosts, covering them with non-woven materials.
The plant is very demanding for watering. In summer, hot months, Rogers should be watered at least twice a week. Given the rain or excessively wet summer, the irrigation schedule can be adjusted. Rogers is not afraid of watering with cold water, so it can be watered directly from a hose.
With the arrival of autumn, but before the first frosts, until the works on plant shelter for the winter were carried out, the main autumn water-supplying irrigation is performed: not less than three buckets of water should fall under each bush. From the abundant autumnal application of fluid depends on whether the plant will bloom buds or not. The same watering is desirable to hold in the spring, in early April.
Soil mulchingThe soil for planting rogers should be rich in nitrogen. With enough of this element, the leaves of the plant grow large, fleshy and very beautiful. For enrichment of soil mixtures with nitrogen they add humus and soil taken from under the leaf trees. In such a land is leaf humus and not rotted foliage. By mixing these components, light, loose and aerated soil is obtained. It will not stagnate excess moisture and oxygen can be supplied to the roots of the plant.
In early spring, when the roger seedlings rise above the ground by 5 - 10 cm, the soil at the foot of the bush is mulched. Mulch prevents the evaporation of moisture, weed growth and in some cases fertilizes the bush itself.
What to spend feeding
Rogers can grow on nitrogen-poor soils. But, if you want to see a really powerful and beautiful plant in your garden, you will have to feed. During the season, the plant is twice fed with a complex fertilizer containing in equal proportions potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus. The first such feeding is carried out before the start of flowering of Rogers, and the second immediately after the end of this period. For dressing use the most diverse organic fertilizer: mullein, bird droppings or ready-made liquid organic extracts (you can buy them in specialized stores).
Using natural organic, the gardener needs to first make fermented infusions from it and only then, spreading them with water, apply for dressings:
- Korovyak taken in the following proportions: 0.5 buckets of fresh mullein are poured to the top with water, mixed and closed. The swill is fermented for two weeks. For irrigation in a bucket of water, add 2 liters of ready slurry.
- Bird droppings are used as follows.: 1/3 part of fresh or dry litter is placed in a bucket and filled with water to the top, then stirred and tightly closed. Ferment infusion for at least 10 days. For watering take 0.5 liters of ready-to-use liquid and diluted in a bucket of water.
Rogers use in landscape designRogers in landscape design is widely used for landscaping park alleys. The plant is planted in a composition with other decorative flowers and shrubs. The large-leaved and Rogers "Heinrici" planted near the host look good. With the help of Rogers, the shady corners of gardens and parks are made by combining the bushes of a plant with Brunner or Darmer.
Rogersia, lined with flowering geraniums or miners - will be the central, vibrant composition of your garden. In places with a slight shading from the sun's rays, Rogers Nepalese are planted, which, in combination with the lashes of a blossoming delphinium, wand, Veronica, buzulniki, daylilies and badan creates unique mixborders.
Barberry Turnberg with maroon-copper or beige leaves in combination with silver sucker effectively combined with the bright green foliage of rogers. In single plantings, this plant looks no worse than in group, mixed flowerbeds. When planning flowerbeds with rogers, you can combine its bushy bushes with thin and tall ornamental plants, for example, with astilbe of various species, ostrich birds, meadowsweet or olshanka. Also in the composition will look good one or more large smooth stones. Rogersiya combines the elegant green of large leaves and the modest unobtrusiveness of panicled flowers. It can be planted as a hedge, with which it is easy to draw the shores of ponds and artificial lakes. Rogersiya landed at the gazebos, benches or swings.
Resistance to pests and diseases
Rogersia practically does not get sick. Only sometimes a rust fungus can appear on its gorgeous leaves. The parts affected by the fungus must be cut out and the plant treated with any fungicide. Spraying is best done in the morning or evening, on a dry leaf and at a temperature not higher than + 25 ° C. When the Rogers' bush is planted in the marshy lowlands, the plant root rot disease can occur.
To get rid of this problem, only transplanting to a drier place or digging up a bush with a subsequent device in the drainage pit will help. To create it, you can use fragments of thick branches, expanded clay, fragments of pottery. When drainage is arranged at the bottom of the pit to drain excess moisture, you can plant a bush back.
Slugs and snails are the main pests of Rogers. To combat them, the leaves and the soil under the plant are sprinkled with dry mustard. Mustard powder is made early in the morning, so that the substance has time to stick to the leaves, covered with morning dew.
How to protect from winter cold and spring frosts
For the winter, the green mass of Rogers is cut off near the ground. In case the winter is harsh and the snow cover is shallow, the root circle of the bush is covered with leaf litter or rotted humus. Peat is also suitable for this purpose. Winter hardiness of Rogers is very doubtful, and early varieties may suffer from the May night frosts.
Therefore, it is better to cover them with agrofiber or spunbond for the night. Late varieties of Rogers are not so susceptible to freezing, because their first shoots appear only at the end of May, when return frost is not terrible. These include Die Schone, Die Stolze, Die Anmutige, Spitzentanzerin or White Feathers.Such an ornamental plant can not be forgotten in the design of the landscape of gardens and parks. With its virtues and beauty, it will rightfully take a leading role in the plant supplement of park areas, and its effective appearance can only be skillfully emphasized by its proximity to other garden plants.
Wise approach to choosing a suitable site
To achieve success in creating a paradise on the territory of a country house, first of all, you need to find a suitable place. Since culture is found in nature on forest edges and among shrubs, it is best suited for her shaded part of the garden or partial shade. She doesn’t like it when the scorching sun shines on her all day, burning sheet plates. The site should be away from the drafts, so that during the cold season the flower is not affected by frost.
Given that adult Rogers can reach 100 cm in diameter, she needs to initially provide enough space. The best option is to plant a crop at a distance of 1.2 m from neighboring plants.
When a place for an exotic beauty has been found, they start planting rogers and caring for her. Culture is propagated in three ways:
- by dividing the bush,
- using cuttings.
To grow a flower by sowing seeds, you need patience. They are sown in the fall, using containers with fertile soil. Planting material is lowered into the grooves to a depth of 2 cm and covered with earth. Boxes are placed in a courtyard under a canopy so that rain does not fall on them. There they are about 21 days. After that, the containers are transferred to a room where the temperature does not rise above 15 ° C. After 2 weeks, the first shoots will appear.
When they grow to 10 cm in height, they dive into separate pots or small containers. In spring, the seedlings are put out on the street, but they are planted in a permanent place only at the beginning of September.
Culture grown in this way will bloom after about 3 or 4 years.
If there is at least one rogeria on the flowerbed, it is propagated by dividing the bush. It is best to do the procedure in the spring when the plant needs rejuvenation. For this culture is dug out of the flower beds and freed from the ground. Then the rhizome is cut into pieces so that each has full-fledged elements for growth. Saplings are planted immediately in open ground, where they take root and by the autumn turn into a lush green ball.
The procedure can be carried out in the fall. But the plant is planted first in containers with fertile soil, where they are located until spring.
A fairly simple way of planting rogers in open ground and caring for it is to use cuttings. They are cut off in the summer and placed in pots with fertile soil. When the cutting rooted, it is planted in a flower bed.
In order to preserve the uniqueness of the type of culture, it is better to plant only one variety on one plot.
We get acquainted with popular types of exotic beauty
Since Rogersia looks luxurious on the territory of the dacha, it is grown together with ferns, hosts and coniferous shrubs. There is a huge number of species of exotic overseas beauties, which have their own unique differences. Consider the most popular ones.
Rogersia Cirrus Elegance
Differs pale pink inflorescences that are collected in the brush. Dark green leafy plates of a palmate-lobed shape are located on the elongated petioles. The bush grows up to 75 cm. It prefers places with diffused penumbra.
Rogersia Chocolate Wings
This plant is considered the most common decorative variety. The secret of its attractiveness is chocolate-brown leafy plates. Interestingly, in July they acquire a bronze or greenish tint. They are an exotic decoration of any landscape.
Competent fit and care for Rogers Chocolate Wings includes:
- timely watering,
- regular weeding of the soil,
- during the drought period - spraying,
- planned fertilizer.
Adhering to these rules, it is quite easy to grow an overseas beauty in the territory of the summer cottage.
Rogersia feathery "Pinnata"
The plant tolerates Russian winters excellently. However, it requires special training. In the autumn of the bushes are removed:
- flower stalks,
- dried shoots
- the remaining foliage.
In regions where winters are particularly severe, culture needs additional shelter. It is made of spruce branches, fallen leaves or straw.
In winter, the plant is additionally covered with fallen snow, which is thrown directly onto the bush.
The maximum growth of the culture is about 180 cm. Its foliage resembles chestnut plates. It has a large size. They are painted in bright green color. In the spring and in the autumn period, a bronze shade appears on it. During flowering on Rogers konskokastanolistnoy appear thick and lush panicles. They consist of a set of white or light pink buds that adorn the bush for 4 weeks. The plant is grown in gardens located near a natural or artificial pond.
A common subspecies of the culture is Rogersia Henrici Cherry Blush. It tolerates direct sunlight well. In early spring its foliage has a milky coffee shade. In the summertime, om gains a bright green saturated color. Such exotic changes contribute to the active use of culture in creating spectacular landscape design. In addition, planting Rogers chestnut leaves and care for it does not require special skills and efforts. The main thing is to water the plant regularly, fertilize it and do planned pruning.
If in the region there are usually severe frosts in winter, it is advisable to arrange additional shelter for the plant.
The uniqueness of the variety is perennial drought resistance. Despite this, the bush grows to a height of 1.5 m. The sheets of rogers polypodia have a glossy surface and are painted in a bronze color. In the summer, the bush is decorated with pretty buds consisting of a multitude of pinkish buds with a “glamorous” green tint.
The flower grows to 60 cm, which effectively looks at the dacha. During flowering, it reaches 120 cm. The bush is decorated with separate pinnacle, which is kept on long petioles (from 40 to 100 cm). In early spring, it is painted in purple. And in the summer, they acquire a dark green tint.
Rogersia esculifolia blooms for about 25 days in lush bouquets strewn with pink or snow-white buds.
This variety appeared relatively recently, therefore it is rarely used in the garden landscape. It is distinguished by large feather-like leaf plates, which are painted in bright bronze color. At the beginning of July, Rogers б elder puts on a dazzling outfit of snow-white inflorescences. The culture grows to 70 cm, and with peduncles exceeds 100 cm in height. Some subspecies have cream colored buds.
Rogersia Dark Poker
The perennial is distinguished by large leaf plates of the palmate-lobed form of green color with a pink frame. Lush inflorescences have a slightly creamy tint. Culture develops well in shaded areas of the garden. However, Rodgers Dark Poker does not like drafts and strong winds. Propagate the variety by dividing the bush or seeds. Actively used to decorate the dacha area.
Having considered the unique delights of Rogers, you will certainly want to grow it at the dacha. Culture is unpretentious, not afraid of the cold. Wonderfully fits into the landscape of a country landscape. A variety of species allows you to choose a suitable option for yourself to create a cozy corner for relaxation.