Astilbe 'Bressingham Beauty' (× arendsii)
Common Name: False goatsbeard
Cultivar: 'Bressingham Beauty' (× arendsii)
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink|
|Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green||Flowering Period: July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Delicate feathery vivid pink plumes appear in midsummer above serrated bronze- tinted mid-green leaves. This Astilbe is one of the taller varieties. It's ideal for a moist bog garden or moist border and the foliage contrasts particularly well with plants like Rodgersia which have bolder coarse-textured leaves. Although it can grow in drier soils it does need to be in a shady spot.
- Garden care:Newly planted astilbes need to be kept well watered until they are established. Lift and divide large clumps every three or four years discarding old woody rhizomes. Mulch with well-rotted organic matter in spring.
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