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False Goatsbeard

Astilbe rubra

Also known as

Chinese Astilbe, False Spirea

Astilbe chinensis BotGardBln07122011I by User:BotBln (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of False Goatsbeard

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Astilbe rubra

False Goatsbeard Overview

Astilbe rubra has been reclassified, historically it was known as Astilbe chinensis. It is also commonly known by the names False Goatsbeard, Chinese Astilbe and False Spirea. This herbaceous perennial belongs to the Saxifragaceae family. It is typically grown for its attractive feathery inflorescences, these are pale pink in this species, but many cultivars with various flower colours have been developed. Most common are shades of pink, purple and red and white. Foliage is pinnately compound in arrangement and structure.

How to propagate False Goatsbeard

Division

Special features of False Goatsbeard

Attracts butterflies

Ground cover

Attractive flowers