Scientific Name: Astilbe x arendsii cvs.
Common Name: hybrid astilbe, garden astilbe
Family Name: Saxifragaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Cut flower or foliage, Floristry, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Summer interest, Waterside planting, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Bog, Humus rich
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Trifoliate (ternate), Biternate, Oblong, Ovate, Double serrate, Serrate
Flowers: Panicle, White, Purple, Pink, Red, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Follicle, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Purple, Pink, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves 2-3x compound, 20-75cm long; rachis dark red, swollen and conspicuously jointed at base and junction of petolies; leaflets ovate-oblong, most 7-9cm long x 3-5cm wide, margins serrate; panicles fluffy and pyramidal shaped, florets small and numerous, 5-15mm wide, purple to white.