University of Illinois Extension

Perennes Comunes

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False Spirea
Astilbe x arendsii

Astilbe 'Veronica Klose'
Astilbe 'Veronica Klose'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
18 Inches - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Peach
Pink
Purple
Red
White
 
Bloom Season
June - July
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 

Features

Excellent plants for shady moist sites. Forms neat mounds. Fern like foliage is glossy green or reddish bronze in color. Excellent border plants and when used as a mass planting. showy plume like flowers

Culture

Astilbes need a high organic matter soil that retains some moisture. Dry, sunny locations lead to plants with poor foliage and few flowers. Astilbes are heavy feeders. Fertilize in spring and again in the fall when they are setting flower buds.

Cultivars

'Red Sentinel' 18-24 inches tall red flowers

'Glow' 1-2 feet tall red flowers

'Rheinland' 2 feet tall pink flowers

'Deutschland' 3 feet tall white flowers

'Ostrich Plume' 3 feet tall pink flowers

Numerous other cultivars availabel in the Chinensis, Japonica, Thunbergia and Simplicifolia groups.

Notes

Keep well watered during July and August. They benefit from dividing every 3 years. Require very well-drained soils during the winter. Fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizer in October to aid in flower bud formation for next season. Reported to be deer and rabbit resistant.