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common name: False Goatsbeard, False Spirea
synonyms: Astilbe 'Ostrich Plume'
growth rate: fast
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Vigorous hybrid of Astilbe thunbergii with bronze-tinted young foliage and arching, open sprays of rich coral-pink flowers in late summer and early autumn. Foliage height to about 50cm.
Best in moist, fertile soil in partial shade. Will grow in full sun if the soil does not dry out. Needs plenty of moisture during the growing season.
Damp borders, bog gardens. Good near water.