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Schaublatt - The 10 most beautiful varieties presented


The leaf is a large and undemanding perennial, which with its numerous varieties ensures eye-catchers in the garden. We have presented the 10 most beautiful varieties here.

The record sheets native to Asia belong to the Rodgersia genus and were first described by Asa Gray in 1858. The generic name is reminiscent of John Rodgers. The US admiral led the expedition at that time. The first plants were shown in the United States and Russia in the 1870s.

The Rodgersia genus can be divided into two sections. The Rodgersia section with the petioled leaf contains only one species. The plants are native to Japan, Korea and China.

There are four types in the Sambucifolia section:

Sheet ArtOccurrence
Chestnut-leaved leafThe plants occur in Asia at altitudes of up to 3,800 meters.
Record sheet nepalensisThis species occurs in the eastern Himalayas at altitudes of 3,300 meters.
Leaflet leafThe robust plant thrives on shady slopes and in crevices up to 3,800 meters high.
Elder-leaf record sheetThe plants thrive on meadows or in forests in China and occur at altitudes between 1,800 and 3,700 meters.

There are also numerous hybrids from horticultural breeding. Some species will now be described in more detail.

The 10 most popular types of record sheets

Chestnut-leaved leaf

The chestnut-leafed leaf is particularly attractive due to its deep green, veined leaves that are reminiscent of the horse chestnut. The plants grow about 1.5 meters in height. The leaves have a reddish tinge in spring. Later the foliage appears more bronze. The green and white flower panicles form a nice contrast. The star-shaped single flowers appear in June. The perennial blooms for about four weeks. The chestnut-leafed leaf looks particularly attractive in isolation, in the shade of larger trees or at the edge of the pond.

Group plantings with goatee, splendor spar or fern are also eye-catchers.

Hinri's record sheet

Ernst Pagels first described this variety, which comes from Japan and Korea. The plants grow about 1.20 meters tall and catch the eye due to their strikingly large and serrated leaves. The white panicle flowers appear in June. The deep red autumn color is also an eye-catcher. The cool penumbra is the ideal location for this fast growing and very hardy plant. A slightly moist and sandy soil is the ideal substrate.

Bloody Mary record sheet

This is a low-growing record sheet. With a height of about half a meter, Bloody Mary is a popular bedding plant. The strong red flowers stand in contrast to the striking dark red foliage, which provides very special eye-catchers, especially in a shady location.

" Tip: This leaf can also be planted under old trees with branched root systems.

Superba record sheet

The emerald green leaves gave this sheet its name. This plant is an eye-catcher in every shade bed. The cream-white flowers on the strikingly tall stems are particularly eye-catching between June and July. The plants can grow about a meter high and feel particularly comfortable in partial shade. Normal garden soil is sufficient as a substrate. The soil should be fresh and loose and the irrigation water should drain off well. The water requirement is quite high and the soil should not dry out.

Elder-leaf record sheet

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Since the leaves of this record sheet are reminiscent of the leaves of the elder in their growth form, the present name was used. The plants grow up to 1.2 meters in height. The white panicle flowers appear in June. The plants need to be watered regularly. At the same time, care must be taken to ensure that there is no waterlogging.

Sheet “The Beauty”

This is a hybrid that was bred by Ernst Pagels. The plants grow lush and expansive and have a bronze-colored shoot. The pink flowers are eye-catchers in summer. The plant forms rhizomes and can be easily propagated. The floor should be moist and loose. In connection with funkias or ferns, pretty arrangements are made.

" Tip: Hobby gardeners should protect this plant from late frosts.