rodgersia ‘Superba’

The exotic-looking foliage of the rodgersia gives gardens a pre-historic feeling with its large green leaves while also adding incredible architecture with its height.

Rodgersia pinnata ‘Superba’ (rodgersia ‘Superba) emerges in spring with beautiful bronze-colored leaves that mature to a rich green by summer. The foot and a half wide palm-like divided leaves provide excellent contrast with its thinner-leaved neighbors in the dark plate. This clump-forming perennial sends up red stems with panicles of bright pink flowers similar to a large astilbe in early to mid-summer. The airy flower heads remain standing as an interesting architectural statement long after the flowers fade.

Botanical Name Rodgersia pinnata ‘Superba’
Common Name rodgersia ‘Superba’
Family Saxifragaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 3-4ft x 3-3.5ft (90-120cm x 90-105cm)
Flower Color Pink, White
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Unique Leaf Texture. Native Range: China
Location in Lurie Garden East Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate

Average Flowering Time