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Astilbe

Astilbe arendsii 'Astary'

Also known as

Astary Rose, False Spiraea, False Goat's Beard, Meadowsweet

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

90cm

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Astilbe Overview

Astilbe plants are long-blooming, and consist of several species and cultivars, some spikier or fluffier than other. Astilbe does best in regions with cool, moist summers. Use in woodland gardens and along waterways with other shade-loving perennials, such as hostas and ferns.

Common problems with Astilbe

While Astilbe is relatively pest and disease resistant, occasionally it can develop powdery mildew or bacterial leaf spots.

How to harvest Astilbe

Make good cut flowers, cut blooms when mature.

How to propagate Astilbe

Division

It's easiest to start with division. Plant the divisions in the spring or autumn about 100 cm apart, depending on the how tall the type will be.

Seed

You can plant astilbe seeds, but they are short–lived and difficult to germinate.

Special features of Astilbe

Attracts useful insects

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies.

Attracts birds

Attracts a variety of birds