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ASTILBE 'Rhythm and Blues'

Image of Astilbe 'Rhythm and Blues' PP14846

James H. Schutte

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

ASTILBE 'Rhythm and Blues' PP14846

Plant Common Name

Astilbe, False Spirea, Rhythm and Blues False Spirea

General Description

Hybrid astilbes are feathery-flowered herbaceous perennials deriving from crosses involving Astilbe thunbergii, A. chinensis and others. The cultivar 'Rhythm and Blues' produces fuzzy plumes of raspberry-pink flowers on slender stems in late spring and early summer over clumps of dark, ferny leaves.

This perennial prefers 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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    26"-30" / 66.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    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

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No