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ASTILBE 'Touch of Pink'

Image of Astilbe 'Touch of Pink' (Simplicifolia Group)

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

ASTILBE 'Touch of Pink'( Simplicifolia Group)

Plant Common Name

Astilbe, False Spirea, Touch of Pink Astilbe

General Description

Astilbe ‘Touch of Pink’ has lovely light pink blooms and a compact growth habit. Astilbe simplicifolia group hybrids are clump-forming, herbaceous perennials that are native to Southeastern Asia and North America. Touch of Pink is low-growing, with ovate leaves divided into three parts, twice which form mounds. The flowers appear in summer in dense, branched, pyramidal shaped-stalks. The flower heads fade to attractive shades of brown in the fall, providing landscape interest through winter.

Plant Astilbes in the simplicifolia group in moist, well-drained, rich soils with part sun to part shade. Remove spent flower stalks to encourage further blooming or leave for the interesting dried seed pods. Simplicifolia hybrids should be divided every 3-4 years, when overcrowding occurs. Use low-maintenance, perennial Astilbe in masses for shade gardens, rock gardens, borders, and waterside plantings.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • 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

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    8"-36" / 20.3cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Pink, Light Pink, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Red, Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Green, Dark 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

    Container, Cutflower, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Water Gardens

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No