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Astilbe ‘Venus’

False goatsbeard

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.9m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.9m to 45m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Astilbe ‘Venus’ (False goatsbeard). Has tapered, feathery panicles of bright pink flowers above bright green foliage in early summer.

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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