Astilbe 'Erica' in the Astilbes Database

Also sold as:
'Erika'
Astilbe x arendsii 'Erica'

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)
Plant Height: 30 to 36 inches (75-90cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches (45-60cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Foliage Mound Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide every 3-4 years when overcrowding occurs.

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Garden Tours:  Valleylynn, Lynn SmithGarden Tours: Valleylynn, Lynn Smith
November 12, 2011

Let's take a trip this week to Oregon and visit the lovely gardens created by Lynn Smith and her husband, Cliff. It's always fun to step out of our own climate to see what grows well in another, and sometimes it's even more fun to see what our climates have in common. You are going to love what you see!

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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-06-30
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-06-12
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-06-19
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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Sep 3, 2015 12:23 AM

This Astilbe has a wonderful sweet fragrance that reminds me of grape kool-aid. Luscious!!

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