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.
Astilbe x crispa ‘Perkeo’ (P-1793)
Lustrous, heavily divided crinkly foliage that sculpts an impeccable small-sized mound sets this AGM winner apart from other Astilbes. Grounded by compact, low growing dark green leaves and reddish henna-suffused young growth, short stiff upright stems unfurl attractive triangular spires of miniature deep rosy-pink flowers. Enduring drier soil in shady spots and nearly full sun in cool summer regions, ‘Perkeo’ can enrich the front lines of a border, a shady rock garden or patio container.
Size: 10" high x 10" 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 chinensis var. Taquetii ‘Superba’
- Astilbe ‘Ellie’
- Astilbe ‘Flamingo’
- Astilbe ‘Ostrich Plume’
- Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’
- Astilbe x ‘Snowdrift’
- Astilbe ‘Sprite’