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Author: Adrien René Franchet, 1888
Origin:  South-Western China, Myanmar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  120 Centimetres
Flower:  Light Pink - Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Rhizome
Names:  Yu ye gui deng qing, Finnet Bronzeblad
Synonyms:  Astilbe pinnata, Adrien René Franchet, 1888.
Rodgersia pinnata var. strigosa, J.T.Pan.

This member of the Saxifragaceae family was given this name by Adrien René Franchet in 1888. It is found in the south-western China and in Myanmar, growing in a well drained but rich soil with some to lots of both water and sun. The rhizomes will grow to six centimetres in diameter, the plant 120 centimetres height. The flowers are from light pink to red. There are many cultivar variations.

The genera is named after U. S. Navy Commodore Rodgers, 1772-1838. The species name means 'feather-shaped' for the flowers.

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