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False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet


This is a beautiful clumping perennial with soft, graceful plumes of white flowers that open from green buds and fade to creamy yellow. Plants form clumps of glossy green, divided foliage to about two feet tall above which rise the vertical spikes of flowers. Astilbes are versatile plants that are perhaps most effective when massed or incorporated into shady perennial borders.

Astilbe x arendsii 'Bridal Veil'

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf length : 8-28"

Leaf shape : Ovate, divided

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Panicle

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Dormancy period

Average size maturity width : 2-3 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate-Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -40 to -35 F( Z3a)

Sunset zone : 1-9, 14-24

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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