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Straussenfeder Astilbe

Old Price $34.99 Price $21.99 Packed 1 per package
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sku # 81162
We ship this item in Spring at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.

Flower panicles cascade like ostrich feathers
A unique and special variety, this award winner has billowing, elegantly arching panicles consisting of hundreds of tiny, coral-pink flowers that cascade like giant feathers, so it is commonly called Ostrich Plume. These weeping panicles bloom from early to late summer on stems reaching 80–90 cm tall, well above the habit's 50 cm height. The leaves, which are tinted bronze when young but later turn dark green, are shaped differently than those of most astilbes. Rather than being frond shaped, like those found on a fern, Straussenfeder's leaves are larger and lobed, adding further to its distinctiveness. Pollinators will flutter, flit or buzz around this perennial's colourful panicles throughout their flowering period. Excellent in borders, shade gardens and as cut flowers. Resists the advances of foraging deer and hungry rabbits. Recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1970.

  • Zone 3 to 9
  • Light Requirements Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Height 80 - 90 cm
  • Size #1 ROOT
  • Bloom Time Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer

Product Details

  • FormPerennial
  • Flower FormEach plum consists hunders of tiny flowers
  • Foliage TypeFoliage is bronze tinted when young and then turns dark green.
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Spread50 - 60 cm
  • Planting InstructionsTop of plant should be just below soil level and 50 -60 cm apart
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Spacing 50 - 60 cm
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Watering DescriptionAverage water needs. Water regularly, do not over water.
  • Winter careMulch +/- 5 cm
  • PruningNot needed

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  • 2021 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zones Bareroot Perennials & Bulbs
    3AB - 9AB 4/12/21 - 6/4/21
    Last Order Date 6/7/2021
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