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Astilbe simplicifolia "Sprite"

Genus: Astilbe.

Species: Astilbe simplicifolia.

We bought this perennial beauty from a garden centre long ago.

50cm (20") - 1m (3ft)

position: partial shade in rich moist soil

Divide every 3 years in early spring to retain vigor

Good Companions:
-Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum' Japanese Painted Fern
Breathtaking deciduous foliage of gray, silver, green, burgundy and pink blended together, with a lacy texture.Height 15-20 Inches Spread15-18 Inches
-Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)


INFO from: The Plant Finder's Encyclopedia

Astilbe Sprite 'known as Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite' - False goat's beard

In late summer this pretty plant sends up soft conical sprays of shell pink flowers that mature to red seedheads and leave a brown skeletal framework by autumn. It has dark green, glossy, jagged looking foliage of some distinction.

fully hardy conditions

Photos of this plant

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