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False Goat's Beard

Astilbe spp.

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

90cm

40cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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False Goat's Beard 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. Members of this genus are known by the common names False Goatsbeard and Spiraea. 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 Goat's Beard

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 Goat's Beard

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

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