Rich coral-rose, arching plumes are very large, open, and drooping; very different than typical astilbe flowers. Blooms are presented on tall stems above the glaucous foliage. (Glaucous: having a powdery or waxy coating that gives a frosted appearance and tends to rub off.)
bloom time: mid-summer
filtered sun, part shade, full shade
average water and consistent water; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun.
deer and rabbit resistant
Japanese or Thunberg’s Astilbe is a group of late blooming hybrids with distinctive, open, nodding flower clusters held on tall stems above glaucous foliage.