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Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' (Rodgersia 'Superba')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'

Other names

Rodgersia 'Superba'

Genus

Rodgersia Rodgersia

Variety or Cultivar

'Superba' _ 'Superba' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate, bronze- or purple-flushed, dark green leavs and panicles of tiny, bright pink flowers in summer.


Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' (Rodgersia 'Superba') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist soil in sun or partial shade. Needs protection from cold, drying winds. Tolerates drier conditions if planted in partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'

Other names

Rodgersia 'Superba'

Genus

Rodgersia Rodgersia

Variety or Cultivar

'Superba' _ 'Superba' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate, bronze- or purple-flushed, dark green leavs and panicles of tiny, bright pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' (Rodgersia 'Superba') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist soil in sun or partial shade. Needs protection from cold, drying winds. Tolerates drier conditions if planted in partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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