General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15 to 18 inches (38-45cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches (23-30cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Emerge bronze then turn red tinged dark green.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Dark Red
Flower Time: Summer
Foliage Mound Height: 9 to 12 inches (20-30cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide every 3-4 years when overcrowding occurs.
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Astilbe
  • False Spirea
  • False Goat's Beard
Also sold as:
  • Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal'

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Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-03-28
Location: Shade zone 7
Date: 2015-06-23
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2020-07-03
Location: South Australia
Date: 2017-11-18
Location: Kalama, wa
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Location: Botanical Garden Cologne (Germany)
Date: 2017-08-14
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2017-06-27
Location: Billings MT
Date: 2020-07-02
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-06-14
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Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Hts, MI
Date: 2010-05-15
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Hts, MI
Date: 2010-05-15
Location: Iowa
Date: 2017-05-26
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-07-09

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2010-06-07
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2010-06-07
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Hts, MI
Date: 2010-05-15
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2010-06-07
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-15

Photo Courtesy of Busse Gardens. Used with permission.
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photo credit: Mike Peel

photo credit: Sten Porse

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Middleton, WI
Date: 2020-05-25

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Catmint20906 On May 24, 2015 Bloomed
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