Rodgersia is a genus of flowering plants in family Saxifragaceae, comprising about 5 species. It is named after US Admiral, John Rodgers, commander of the expedition in which R.podophylla was discovered in 1850s. R.podophylla is native to Honshu Island, Japan and Korea. The rest of the species can be found in China, Tibet, and Nepal.
Rodgersia is normally grown around the edges of natural ponds or wildlife gardens. They are perennial with attractive leaves and large flower spikes. Plant Rodgersia in sun or partial shade, fertile and moisture-retentive soil. Propagation is by seed or division in spring. Slugs and snails are the pests that attack Rodgersia.