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Astilbe taquetii

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink-red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Astilbe taquetii. This is a tall species of Astilbe which is more drought tolerant than the other species. It will produce soft pink flowers which are densely clustered on long flowering spikes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilRich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will perform very well in average garden soil that is moist and partially shaded.

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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