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ASTILBE 'Bridal Veil'

Image of Astilbe 'Bridal Veil' ('Brautschleier')

James H. Schutte

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

ASTILBE 'Bridal Veil' ('('Brautschleier')')

Plant Common Name

Astilbe, Bridal Veil Astilbe

General Description

The beautiful white plumes of 'Bridal Veil' will light up the late spring garden. Asian in origin, this moderately tall clump-forming hybrid perennial is a popular plant for shaded borders.

In spring neat clumps of crisp green compound leaves appear. In late spring to midsummer they give rise to feathery plumes of clean white flowers. These are great for cutting and attract to bees and even butterflies.

False spirea will tolerate full sun to partial shade and must be grown in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Its floral plumes fade to shades of brown in late summer and fall and may provide moderate landscape interest through winter, though many don't find them appealing and cut them back after flowering.

Astilbe are great plants for massing. They are ideal for shaded borders and woodland gardens and should be divided every 3-4 years to avoid overcrowding.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 17

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    24"-28" / 61.0cm - 71.1cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No