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ASTILBE 'Maggie Daley'

Image of Astilbe 'Maggie Daley'

James H. Schutte

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

ASTILBE 'Maggie Daley'

Plant Common Name

Astilbe, False Spirea, Maggie Daley False Spirea

General Description

The dense lavender rose plumes of ‘Maggie Daley’ make a lovely statement in the late summer landscape. They are highly attractive to bees and butterflies and play nicely against its ferny, glossy, dark green leaves. This clump forming perennial is quite hardy and spreads slowly by rhizomes. It is a vigorous hybrid with Astible chinensis in its parentage. Its spent blooms turn to brown when they set fruit and will remain architectural and attractive through winter if left uncut.

This favorite easy to grow perennial prefers partial shade and fertile, moist soil. If well-irrigated it will tolerate full sun. Divide its clumps every few years if they become crowded. This tall Astilbe is well-suited to shady gardens and looks best when planted in groups or mixed with other perennials. Plant it with other shade-loving perennials that offer floral and foliar interest later in the season. Its beautiful floral plumes are long-lasting when cut for garden fresh arrangements.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • 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

    24"-28" / 61.0cm - 71.1cm (28)

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Rose, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • 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