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Astilbe thunbergii 'Straussenfeder'
Clumps of fern-like foliage with upright, plume-like flower stalks.
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Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This taller selection features very distinctive, large, arching rose-pink, drooping plumes appearing in midsummer, over a bushy mound of lacy green leaves. Very elegant and quite different than typical Astilbe flowers. Beautiful near a water feature but also thrives in tubs and mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years, in early spring. Will tolerate full sun, in cool summer regions.
Hardiness Zone:3 - 9
False Spirea Growing and Maintenance Tips
Easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade. Follow a watering schedule for first growing season to establish your plant. Can divide clumps every 3-5 years in early spring if desired.
Astilbe thunbergii 'Straussenfeder' Characteristics
- Cut Flower / or Foliage
- Ground Cover
- Mass Plant
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Shade Tolerant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Soil Moisture Needs