The beautiful, bold foliage

The beautiful, bold foliage

Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'

Rodger's Flower

Plant Type:


Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' A big, bold perennial, one that we would not be without is this magnificent member of Saxifrageae. Bronze-tinted new leaves 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 are pink on the 'Superba' selection. These imply its allegiance to the Saxifragaceae. 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 'Superba' 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. 'Superba' is a selection and may be of garden origin; the species is from China. Pot grown 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