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Commonly known as False goatsbeard
Genus of about 14 species of clump-forming perennials with plumes of flowers in red, purple, pink and white from moist sites in mountain ranges of southeastern Asia and North America.
Known as false goat's beard or false spirea.
An easy to care for attractive plant where numerous hybrids have been raised from complex crosses.
DeciduousFinely-cut, dark green leaves, bronze when young
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Deep pink
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialClump-forming rhizomatous perennial
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowFlowerheads can be left for winter interestPests & DiseasesPowdery mildew and leaf spot possibly.Place of originSouth eastern Asia, North America.
Flower ShapeSpikesPyramidal spikes 15-20cm (6-8in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsRockery (inc alpine)
Soil ConditionsWet or boggy soilMoist, humus-rich boggy site . For drier areas, grow in shade. Avoid chalk and clay.
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Buy Varieties of ASTILBE
light mauve with dark foliage
creamy-white flowers with red stamens
rosy-red, dark leaves
very dark brownish-black foliage and pure white flower spikes
rich chocolate-coloured foliage and contrasting pale pink flower spikes
clear pink with excellent foliage