On any one day, however balanced your planting is, there is probably going to be one plant which is at the peak of its performance.

This star will be all singing, dancing and carrying the show.

Today, for us, it was Rodgersia pinnata ‘ Superba’.

She’s a stout girl down below:

 but upstairs she has all the sparkling, tinseled froth of the Sugar Plum Fairy:

If you have a shady border with moist, heavy soil and you are not growing this, go hammer at the doors of the garden centre first thing tomorrow.

Robert and Lesley