Ernst Benary® Inc.
ASTILBE( Bella Group)
Plant Common Name
Astilbe, Bella False Spirea, False Spirea
The plants in the Bella Series are medium-sized astilbes with profuse bloom. Hardy perennials for shade, these 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 in colors ranging from white to deep rose. The flowers can persist for weeks after they dry.
Like most 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.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 2
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
Sharp or Has Thorns