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Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'
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rodgersia 'Superba'

'Superba' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial, with large, bronze-tinged, more-or-less pinnate leaves with leaflets to 20cm in length, and panicles to 50cm in length of small bright pink flowers

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Bronze Green
Summer Pink Bronze Green
Autumn Bronze Green
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Rodgersia are moisture-loving rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with handsome, often attractively tinted, leaves that may be pinnately or palmately divided, and small star-shaped flowers in large conical panicles in summer, remaining showy in fruit

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in deep, fertile reliably moist soils in full sun or partial shade but can tolerate full shade. Protect from cold drying winds

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Slugs may damage young leaves

Diseases

Generally disease free

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