Wetland Plants: Rodgersias are extremely handsome plants primarily grown for their foliage. They are special plants perfectly suited for the wild garden, the edge of the water garden, or the shade garden. They do well in open shade under tall trees.

Deep shade. Large evergreen or deciduous trees with low branches, such as Norway spruce, American hemlock, and eucalyptus, cast deep shade. The soil under these trees is often filled with mature tree roots. Only a few plants, such as moss, will grow well under these challenging conditions.