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False goatsbeard

Astilbe spp.

Also known as

Spiraea

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

90cm

40cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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False goatsbeard Overview

Astilbe is a genus of hardy herbaceous summer-flowering perennial species. It contains over 20 species adapted to moist mountainous gorges and woodland, originally from Asia and North America. They are well placed beside ponds and other water bodies and can cope with water-logging. Widly cultivated for their big leaves and their thick, feathery flower plumes, which come in a range of colourful variants, some species are pleasantly scented.

How to propagate False goatsbeard

Seed

You should propagate the species by seeds in the summer.

Division

Division of the fleshy crowns in the spring or autumn.

Other uses of False goatsbeard

Grown for their panicles of flowers. Can be used for ground cover.

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