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PlantFiles: Chinese Astilbe, False Spirea, False Goat's Beard
Astilbe chinensis 'Milk and Honey'

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Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astilbe (a-STIL-bee) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Milk and Honey

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Mitchella On Jun 4, 2014, Mitchella from Pownal, ME (Zone 5b) wrote:

A lovely plant, but the flowers on mine (and those in the photographs) are more like light pink (nearly white) than light yellow. And it is definitely not a bog or water garden plant, although it does appreciate moist soil. In fact the species chinensis is generally considered the most drought tolerant of the Astilbes. I agree that the flowers reach 24" - 30".

Positive joanlc On May 14, 2011, joanlc from Perham, MN (Zone 3b) wrote:

I observed this plant in our nursery, and found the color fascinating and the blooms long-lasting. The height information given above is not correct. This is a large astilbe, with the flower spikes approaching 30 inches.

Positive Gabrielle On Aug 22, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms June-July in my garden. Very pretty. PPAF.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Washington, Illinois
West Chicago, Illinois
Pownal, Maine
Perham, Minnesota
Glens Falls, New York
Kalama, Washington



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