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False Spiraea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Astilbe

 

False Spiraea

Astilbes, with their fluffy plumes, are among the most rewarding summer-flowering hardy perennials. They have attractive fern-like leaves and in mid to late summer, produce spires of tiny flowers on stiff stems. They range in height from dwarf varieties at 30cm to tall specimens of 1.2m. They thrive in moist conditions in sun or half shade.

 
plant Features
  • False Spiraea likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • False Spiraea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • False Spiraea is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • False Spiraea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

False Spiraea

Latin name

Astilbe

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Saxifragaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    False Spiraea likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    False Spiraea is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    False Spiraea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    False Spiraea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown False Spiraea is 0.50meters x 1.20meters 0.50 M 1.20 M

Astilbe

Astilbes, with their fluffy plumes, are among the most rewarding summer-flowering hardy perennials. They have attractive fern-like leaves and in mid to late summer, produce spires of tiny flowers on stiff stems. They range in height from dwarf varieties at 30cm to tall specimens of 1.2m. They thrive in moist conditions in sun or half shade.


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Early Spring

Plant young plants at any time from autumn to early spring in rich, moist soil. They grow particularly well by ponds or streams. Plant in a sunny or partially shaded position. Apply a thick mulch of well rotted manure or forest bark around the plants to help retain soil moisture and to feed the plant.

 

Propagation

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Propagation is easiest by dividing established plants. Division is advisable about every 4 years, otherwise the clumps can die in the centre. To divide, place two hand forks back-to-back near the middle of the plant. Gently push the handles back and forth so that the prongs gradually tease the plant apart. Repeat the process with each portion to divide the plant into more sections, making sure each section has a healthy bud.

 
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