Astilbe x arendsii 'Erica'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet
|The finely divided foliage and showy flower plumes make them one of the best perennials for shady locations. The many varieties bloom in colors from soft white to clear pink and intense red. Flowers and leaves make excellent cut flowers and foliage. Good in pots and tubs, they are also grown near pools. In shade gardens, grow with Columbine, Meadow Rue or Plantain Lily. Tolerate full sun in cool summer climates with abundant moisture. In these areas, combine with Peonies, Delphiniums and Iris. Cut back flower stalks after flowering. Every 3 to 4 years, as plants are beginning to grow in spring, divide rootstock. Always keep soil moist.
Blooms appear midseason on open-branched stalks. Other pink types include early-blooming Cattleya and Rhineland and Ostrich Plume which blooms midseason.
Attributes - Astilbe x arendsii 'Erica'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Showy Flowers.
Astilbe 'Bremen', Astilbe 'Cattleya', Astilbe x 'Rheinland', Astilbe x 'Snowdrift', Astilbe 'White Gloria', Astilbe x arendsii, Astilbe x arendsii 'Bressingham Beauty', Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila', Astilbe x rosea 'Peach Blossom', Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite', Astilbe taquetii 'Purple Lance'