Astilbe is a genus of 18 species perennial, herbaceous flowering
plants, within the family Saxifragaceae. Some species are
commonly known as False Goat's Beard, and False Spirea.
Astilbe is a summer flowering perennial with
tiny lacy flowers.
Other Names: False Spirea, False Goatsbeard,
Feather Flower, Avalanche, Meadowsweet, False
Descriptions: Astilbe blossoms are pretty
feathery flowers, and the plant has attractive
Size: Astilbe's can grow to be up to four
Symbolism: Astilbe respresents patience
and dedication. Astilbe's are said to make the
statement "I will still be waiting".
Grow Details: Astilbes are hardy shade
perennials that thrive in woodland gardens.
Soil Type: Well
drained loamy soil
Soil PH: Neutral, slightly acid-
PH of 5.5 to 6.8
Water: Some species are drought
resistant, though others prefer moist
Light: Part Shade to Full Shade
(will tolerate Sun)
Grow Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 some species
will grow in zone 4
Height: Astilbe will grow up to
4 feet in height.
Flower Colors: White, Pink, Red,
Propagation: Astilbe propagates by
division Spring or Autumn
Division/Transplants: Divide in Spring
or Autumn every 3 to 4 years.
Blooming Period: Summer - July to
Herbal Remedy Properties: Astilbe was
not known to be used for any specific medicinal
Native Area: Astilbe are native to areas
of China and Japan, in the early 20th century
Astilbe was introduced into the United States.
Other: Astilbes are very hardy and known
for being deer-resistant!
|These hardy, herbaceous perennials are cultivated
by gardeners for their large handsome, often fern-like
foliage, and dense, feathery plumes of flowers.
Astilbes are widely recognized for their profuse
blooms in full shade. They are widely adapted to
water-logged conditions, and tolerate clay soils