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Astilbe ‘Bressingham Beauty’

False goatsbeard

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.5m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourBright pink
  • Leaf ColourBronze mid green

Description

Astilbe ‘Bressingham Beauty’ (False goatsbeard). Has bronze flushed, mid-green leaves with panicles of bright pink flowers in the midsummer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Spiraea

Origin

S.E Asia, Canada

Interest and use

Grown for their panicles of flowers. Can be used for ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilRich
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need rich moist soil and some will need partial shade. Leave undisturbed if possible, and give an annual spring mulch of well rotted compost.

Propagation

You should propagate the species by seeds in the summer or by division of the fleshy crowns in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot.

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