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Astilbe species/Astilbe

Astilbe species / Astilbe species
Close-up of flowers
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Close-up of flowers

Summer flowers

Late summer and autumn flowers

Avoid planting where they are in hot afternoon sun

Have feathery flower spikes

A red flowering selection

Pretty pink blossoms

Lavender blossoms not common

A number of white inflorescences

Flowers in Alaska

Closer view of white flowers

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Scientific Name: Astilbe species
Common Name: Astilbe
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Most garden astilbe are hybrids and come in a wide variety of colors and growth habits. There are native species, but they do not give the flower show produced by the hybrids. Best adapted to conditions of the Upper South and above. Cannot tolerate the hot, humid conditions of the Lower South. In places where conditions are favorable this can be a very successful garden perennial with prominent summer flowers.