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Herbaceous Perennial

Astilbe koreana

Korean astilbe

A herbaceous perennial with bright green, divided leaves and plumes of creamy-white, or pale pink flowers up to 60cm tall in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Cream Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Astilbe are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with attractive, usually ternately divided leaves and erect plume-like panicles of tiny white, pink or purple flowers in summer. The old, brown flower-heads remain attractive in autumn

Name status

Correct

Plant range
China, Korea

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How to grow

Cultivation

Will thrive in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade, but will also tolerate full shade and drier conditions

Propagation

Propagate by division in late winter or early spring, pot divisions under glass and plant out in late spring. Can also propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Powdery mildews may be troublesome

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