Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Colourful new growth, Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

Rodgersias are striking plants for a damp border in light shade. Most large, summer-flowering plants for a damp soil need full sun. This variety has good foliage with large, deep green, textured leaves that have a distinctive pinkish-bronze colouring when young. In mid-summer, tall pyramidal plumes of feathery pink flowers are held well above the foliage. The plants are useful for growing towards the back of a moist border or behind a pond, where they are partly shaded by other tall plants. The Royal Horticltural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), in recognition of its outstanding excellence.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Rodgersia

Species: pinnata

Cultivar: Superba

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Colourful new growth, Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to May

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