Astilbe x arendsii

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Astilbe x arendsii Arends

Saxifragaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: ovate

Division: ternate

    

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Saxifragales

Astilbe x arendsii is a perennial.

Naming

Taxonomy

Astilbe x arendsii is a species in the genus Astilbe which contains approximately 30 to 48 species and belongs to the family of the Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family).

Characteristics

Astilbe x arendsii - habitus
Astilbe x arendsii - flowers
Astilbe x arendsii - inflorescence

Growth

The perennials are comparatively fast-growing and reach heights of 60 to 120 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 30 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Astilbe x arendsii has mid-green, ternate leaves that are alternate. The leaflets are ovate and petiolate. They have dentate margins and pinnate venation. The surface of the leaves is glabrous.

Flowers and Fruits

Astilbe x arendsii produces panicles of white five-stellate flowers from July to August. The plants are hermaphroditic.

In autumn the perennials carry follicles.

Root System

The plants form rhizomes.

Distribution

Astilbe x arendsii is native to : garden origin.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • flower beds (rich soil)
  • open areas
  • woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
  • woods (soil usually rich in organic material)

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 45 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited for rockeries and for beds and borders, as well as suited as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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