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botanical name:
Astilbe 'Straussenfeder'
Astilbe 'Straussenfeder' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  False Goatsbeard, False Spirea
synonyms:  Astilbe 'Ostrich Plume'
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
By division.

usage:
Damp borders, bog gardens. Good near water.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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