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ASTILBE 'Astary Pink'

Image of Astilbe 'Astary Pink' (ASTARY SERIES)

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Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

ASTILBE 'Astary Pink'( ASTARY SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Astilbe

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

The plants in the Astary Series share two traits: precocity and dependable flowering. These astilbes, started from seeds, produce seedling that, planted in the garden, bloom the first year. This series flowers in colors that range from pure white and pink to deep pink or rose. The plants are stocky and branching, with glossy, dark-green, ferny leaves. The flower spikes that top the stems have a branching habit and tiny, closely packed flowers that clothe the branches and stem, transforming them into feathery plumes. The flowers can persist for weeks, even after they dry.

Like all astilbes, these prefer, partial sun to partial shade and well-drained soil that is steadily moist. They also bloom well in containers. Use them for summer bloom in shade beds and borders or massed as a groundcover in woodlands. They are handsome mingled with hostas.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    North America, Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Purple, Pink, Light Pink, Rose, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No