Plant ID forum: What kind of astilbe is this?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 2, 2016 8:49 PM CST
I'd like to know if anyone recognizes this variety so I can put a name to it, would love to buy more, but I don't know what it is as it was labeled assorted when I got it.

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StaticAsh
Jun 2, 2016 10:40 PM CST
This will possibly be quite difficult to ID. Many astilbes look very similar and only have a slight hue or height difference. The hue could also be influenced by growing conditions, your camera and my computer monitor (among other things). It is perhaps similar to 'astilbe rheinland',
https://www.google.com/search?q=astilbe+rheinland&tbm=isch&t...
but by no means is that a correct ID.

Hopefully someone incredibly well-versed in them will show up, but until then all I can offer is:
https://www.google.com/search?q=astilbe+red&source=lnms&tbm=...
and
https://www.google.com/search?q=astilbe+pink&source=lnms&tbm...

Sorry. Sighing!
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 3, 2016 7:57 AM CST
I would not describe it at all as red, or pink. It is a really bright hot pink, like a fuscia color, it has no peachy color to it.
It has to be something really common and inexpensive because I bought it at Lowes for $1 on a clearance rack, just marked assorted.

The rheinland looks close enough, I will check that out and see if I can find one to compare to. Thank you!

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JRsbugs
Jun 3, 2016 9:01 AM CST
A few Astilbe to compare, I can't pick one out which closely matches yours.

http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/perennials/Astilbe.html

springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 3, 2016 10:15 AM CST
thanks for the link, I don't think the descriptions match mine though.

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Pegasys
Jun 3, 2016 4:54 PM CST
This is an astilbe ardendsii ' Drum & Brass ' I bought 4 or 5 days ago ... looks real close ???
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 3, 2016 10:06 PM CST
yes it does! I do know that Lowes carries Monrovia plants, I don't remember if it was that or not, but I don't think it was. I think the pot was black, but maybe not ... Whistling
I will record that name for later. Thank you!

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