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botanical name:
Astilbe 'Dunkellachs'
Astilbe 'Dunkellachs' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  False Goatsbeard, False Spirea
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.40m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Compact habit and deep bronzy green foliage carried on wiry, mahogany stems. Fluffy, slightly drooping panicles of bright pink flowers opening from salmon pink buds, in midsummer.

cultivation:
Best in moist, fertile soil in partial shade. Will grow in full sun if the soil does not dry out.

propagation:
By division.

usage:
Damp borders, bog gardens. Useful for small gardens or front of planting schemes.

other notes:
Astilbe simpicifolia hybrid.

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