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: 1 to 2 feet (30-60cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Foliage Mound Height: 16 to 20 inches (40-50cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
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.
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Astilbe
  • Astilbe Thunbergii hybrid
  • False Spirea
Also sold as:
  • Ostrich Plume

Photo Gallery
Location: Belmont garden
Date: 2006-0704
Very graceful.
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: Belmont garden
Date: 2010-0618
Soft color, blends easily with other colors.
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-06-23
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-06-30
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Date: 2018-06-25
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-06-29

photo credit: SheDreamsInRed
Location: Twisp
Date: May
Location: West shade garden
Date: July
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-06-29

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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