False Goatsbeard

Astilbe rubra

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A pink Astilbe rubra flower on a plant
profile iconAstilbe chinensis BotGardBln07122011I
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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Wet

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Saxifragaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

None