• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Astilboides tabularis

common astilboides

  • Other common names common astilboides

  • Synonyms Rodgersia tabularis

  • Family Saxifragaceae

  • Genus Astilboides is an herbaceous perennial with very large, rounded, lobed leaves attached to the stalk near the middle, and dense panicles of small cream flowers on erect stalks above the foliage in early summer

  • Details A. tabularis is a vigorous perennial to 1.5m in height, with rounded leaves to 100cm across, and small cream flowers

  • Plant range N China

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in cool, moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in a cold frame in autumn or by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests Slugs may attack resting buds

Diseases Generally disease free

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