|ASTILBE x arendsii - False Spirea|
Saxifragaceae; a hybrid of garden origin.
Germination: Best sown indoors at a temperature of 55-72° and with no cover as light aids in germination. Expect the small seeds to germinate in 20-25 days. Seeds can also be sown outdoors in early spring.
Growth: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves. Space 15-24 inches apart in partial shade. Site in a rich, moist, well-drained soil. Plant out in the spring or fall.
Appearance and Use: This 2-3 foot tall, mounding perennial is best used in shady borders, woodland gardens, or in waterside plantings. Its flowers cut well for fresh use. In mid to late summer, above the green 8-28 inch long, ferny leaves, are borne 6-36 inch, fluffy spikes of white, pink, or red flowers.
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