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ASTILBE 'Delft Lace'

Image of Astilbe 'Delft Lace' PP19839

Mark A. Miller

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

ASTILBE 'Delft Lace' PP19839

Plant Common Name

Astilbe, Delft Lace Astilbe, False Spirea

Special Notice

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

General Description

Lustrous, deep green leaves make the contrasting backdrop for upright plumes of dark pink flowers on the Delft Lace astilbe. The patented cultivar 'Delft Lace' produces dark green leaves with a shiny, silvery cast, and becomes darker green to almost blushed with burgundy when grown in more direct sunlight. The flowers are fuzzy plumes of delicate peach-pink on dark salmon-pink stems. This cultivar originated from a controlled breeding program in Zuidwolde, The Netherlands in 1998, in an effort to develop upright, sturdy-stemmed plants with compact habit and heavier blooming characteristics.

This perennial excels in partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil, but will tolerate full sun if moisture is constant. Plant with hostas, lungwort, bleeding heart, and other shade-loving perennials. Use the frilly flower stems in a cut flower bouquet.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Light Pink, Coral, Peach

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Burgundy

  • 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

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bog Garden, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No