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Astilbe simplicifolia

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourVarious

Description

Astilbe simplicifolia. This species will grow about 30cm tall. It has simple deeply cut leaves and the flowers are narrow panicles of white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

S.E Asia, Canada

Interest and use

Cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich
  • 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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