James H. Schutte
ASTILBE x rosea 'Peach Blossom'
Plant Common Name
Peach Blossom False Spirea, Rose Astilbe, Rose False Spirea
Middle-sized and free-flowering, the hybrid astilbe ‘Peach Blossom’ is an herbaceous perennial grown for its tolerance of shade, dependable bloom, plush spikes of flowers, and toothy, uniform leaves. It blooms in summer at the top of slender upright stems with spikes that have a branching habit a bit like a Christmas tree. Tiny, closely packed, peach pink flowers clothe the spikes, transforming them into plush, billowing plumes. One plant may produce several stems, making an airy cloud of bloom above the leaves from late spring to midsummer. Deadhead the plant after the first flush of flowers; you may be rewarded with new stems and a second flush of bloom in autumn. When the flowers dry, the spikes can remain attractive into autumn, thanks to their shape.
Like most astilbes, ‘Peach Blossom’ prefers partial shade and fertile, well-drained, moist soil and is almost never eaten by deer and rabbits. A day or two of dry soil can burn the leaves, but given constant moisture, the plant holds its leaves in good health through the growing season. Plant it in a shady bed, border, or woodland, singly or en masse, with hostas and ferns for companions.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 2
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
26"-40" / 66.0cm - 101.6cm
18"-26" / 45.7cm - 66.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
Sharp or Has Thorns