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ASTILBE 'Country and Western'

Image of Astilbe 'Country and Western' PP14969

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

ASTILBE 'Country and Western' PP14969

Plant Common Name

Astilbe, Country and Western False Spirea, False Spirea

General Description

This astilbe, ‘Country and Western,’ is an herbaceous perennial grown for its feathery flowers that rise on thin stems from lush ferny foliage. The flower spikes that top the stems have a branching habit a bit like a Christmas tree, and are clothed by tiny, closely packed flowers that transform them into soft plumes. A member of the Music Series, ‘Country and Western' blooms with bright pink flowers in mid through late summer. Deadhead the plant after the first flush of flowers; you may be rewarded with a second bloom in the fall.

Like most astilbes, ‘Country and Western’ prefers partial shade and fertile, well-drained, moist soil and is almost never eaten by deer and rabbits. Plant it singly or en masse in a shady bed, border, or woodland, with hostas and ferns for companions.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    18"-18" / 45.7cm - 45.7cm (18)

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm (20)

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No