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botanical name:
Astilbe 'Vesuvius'
Astilbe 'Vesuvius' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  False Goatsbeard, False Spirea
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
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:
Smallish to moderately sized hybrid forming neat clumps. Pinnately divided, toothed, deep green leaves and erect spikes of purplish red flowers, produced from 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 and bog gardens

other notes:
A. japonica hybrid.
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