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common name: False Goatsbeard, False Spirea
synonyms: Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery', Astilbe x arendsii 'Montgomery'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Narrow, pyramidal spikes of bright dark red flowers, produced in midsummer. Dark red stems. Foliage is bronze-red when young, maturing to deep green.
Best in moist, fertile soil in partial shade. Will grow in full sun if the soil does not dry out.
Damp border, bog gardens
A. japonica hybrid, raised by Kooy, 1949.