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Astilbe ‘Ostrich Plume’

False goatsbeard

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height0.8m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.8m to 1.1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBrown-pink

Description

Astilbe ‘Ostrich Plume’ (False goatsbeard). Also known as A. straussenfeder. Produces bronze-tinted, young foliage and open, arching sprays of rich brown-pink flowers in late summer and early autumn.

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

Needs ample moisture in the growing season.

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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