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Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' - Rodger's Flower from Quackin Grass Nursery

Though sold to us as 'Superba' we believe our plant to be a seedling from 'Superba'. It's wonderful with any name.

Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'

Rodger's Flower

Plant Type:


Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' Over the course of some years I have come to believe that the selection sold to us as 'Superba' many years ago is probably a seedling of actual 'Superba' and is not, therefore, 'Superba'. Having said that this is a big, bold perennial, one that we would not be without. This magnificent member of Saxifrageae has spring bronze-tinted new leaves. They stretch and develop 5 to 9 serrated, pleated leaflets arranged in a pseudo-pinnate pattern on each stem. They are leathery and bold. Summer plumes of flowers that resemble a coarse astilbe open with a subtle pink blush. Flower stalks gradually age and turn brown but are persistent and not unattractive; these may be cut back or let be until fall cleanup depending upon, of course, your aesthetic. Rodgersia pinnata is another bold, showy specimen perennial that may be used at the woodland edge, naturalized near water or as a large, elegant ground covering statement among tap-rooted trees that cast dappled shade. The latter makes for an ambiance not unlike an old estate and is park-like. The species is from China. Established pot grown Rodgersia from division.



36-40 in


42-48 in


Light Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Accent
  • Border
  • Foundation
  • Massing
  • Marginal
  • Specimen
  • Cutting Garden
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Moist

Propagated By

  • Division