Astilbe x rosea 'Peach blossom'

False Spirea

Astilbe are fantastic plants for damp, partial shade yet they seem to have fallen out of favour in recent years. Perhaps some of the colourful new hybrids have a little too much bling - more in common with municipal bedding displays than tasteful borders. 

Peach Blossom is the antithesis, a restrained classic and one of the oldest hybrids. Introduced in 1903 by master hybridiser Georg Arends, the flowerheads are larger than average in a subtle shade of peachy-pink whilst the foliage is muted and delicately lacy. 

Astilbe are easy to grow as long as the soil is rich and doesn't dry out. They cannot tolerate drought but nor can they survive waterlogged soils. They can be divided every 2-3 years to increase numbers.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Saxifragaceae

Hardy perennial

H7

50cm 

40cm 

Dark green 

Peachy pink 

Moist, wet, humus rich 

Partial shade, shade

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