Where would gardening be without Astilbes? A natural for soft-looking vertical statements, it’s distinguished by spectacular feathery plumes rising above finely cut foliage of green and bronze. Its hardiness belies its lovely delicate form. Rewarding you with oodles of cut flowers, these easily grown, unflappable perennials prefer to lounge in cool moisture-retentive soil with sun to dappled shade.
This vigorous perennial is indeed superb with urbane jagged-edged foliage, narrow dense spikes of vibrant lavender-pink blooms and a rugged stately constitution that handles more heat and drought than other Astilbes. Distinctive cut leaves emerge a mahogany red and later turn deep green beneath strong, straight-backed tall flowering stalks. One of the latest of the genus to open, the stunning blossoms precede cozy chocolate-brown dried seed heads, forging a dignified presence in the winter garden.
Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Astilbe x arendsii ‘Augustleuchten’
- Astilbe chinensis ‘Finale’
- Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’
- Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii ‘Purpurlanze’
- Astilbe x crispa ‘Perkeo’
- Astilbe ‘Ellie’
- Astilbe ‘Flamingo’
- Astilbe ‘Ostrich Plume’
- Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’
- Astilbe x ‘Snowdrift’
- Astilbe ‘Sprite’