Herbaceous perennial growing to about 1.5 m tall. Leaves large, to over 50 cm wide, mostly roundish and the margin with many tooth-like lobes; stalk long and thin, peltate (attached away from the leaf margin). Flowers produced below the tallest leaves on stalks to 1.5 m long, the clusters similar in appearance to those of Astilbe. Stamens 8. Ovary half-inferior. Syn. Rodgersia tabularis (Hemsl.) Kom.
Grown for the peltate leaves and plumed flower clusters.
Source: (2002). Saxifragaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.