Astilbe x arendsii
Astilbe x arendsii Arends
Astilbe x arendsii is a perennial.
The perennials are comparatively fast-growing and reach heights of 60 to 120 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 30 to 60 centimetres.
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.
The plants form rhizomes.
Astilbe x arendsii is native to : garden origin.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°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)
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
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.