Joy Creek Nursery

283-007-1   Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'  

Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'
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Bold foliage gives a sense of drama to a garden but, at the same time that it draws the eye, it also helps to anchor a border. There are few plants that can rival the many species of Rodgersia in creating this effect. Rising on three-to-four-foot ruddy stems, the great three-foot leaves present quite a spectacle. They are divided into anywhere from five to nine leaflets in a pinnate fashion as the species name indicates. Each leaflet is deeply etched with veins and crinkled in appearance and usually has a bronze flush along its edges. The flowering stems are also reddish and bear one-to-two-foot panicles bearing clusters of small, pink star-burst flowers. Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' is found near stream sides and in damp woodlands of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China and so it needs regular water throughout the growing season.

Mid- to late summer.  4 ft. x 3 ft.

Pink flowers

Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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