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Rodgersia pinnata 'superba'

Pronunciation: Rod-jer-see- a pin-nay-tuh soo-per-buh
Family: Saxifragaceae
Common Name: Rodgersia
Cultivar: 'superba'
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 4'
Width to: 30"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: The reddish green stems of rodgersia pinnata 'superba' bears star-shaped, bright pink flowers in pannicles12-28" long
Soil Type: Grow rodgersia pinnata 'superba' in humus-rich, moist soil , they resent drought, but will tolerate drier conditions with more shade.
Plant Perks:
  • Fall Foliage
  • Rock Garden
  • Easy to Grow/Ideal for Children
  • Container Gardening
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Mass Planting
Pests and Diseases: Slugs can occur.
Propagation: Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Divide in early spring.
Native to: China
Winter Sowing Zones: Zones 5-8
Notes for Identification: Rodgersia pinnata 'superba' is a rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial producing pinnate, or partially pinnate or palmate, crinkled, heavily veined, glossy dark leaves, to 36" long; leaves have reddish green stalks and 5-9 obovate-inversely-lance-shaped leaflets. Rodgersia pinnata 'superba' has purplish bronze young leaves, sometimes with fewer leaflets than the original species. R. Pinnata is useful as an ornamental groundcover plant for the margins of streams or ponds. The cultivar 'superba' has gained the royal horticultural society's award of garden merit'source: various sources including the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants and the usda
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
Additions, corrections by: Bb
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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