False Spirea, False Goat's Beard 'Deutschland'

Astilbe x arendsii

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astilbe (a-STIL-bee) (Info)
Species: x arendsii (ar-END-see-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Deutschland



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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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


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

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Indianapolis, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Westford, Massachusetts

Rushford, Minnesota

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Greenlawn, New York

Ithaca, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Springboro, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Manassas, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

24" height - plant 18" apart. Pure white flowers in early and mid summer. Extra dense flower plumes.


On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Beautiful cultivar! I loved this plant when I grew it in Virginia. I divided one into three quart sized clumps and by the end of the next summer they were all full-sized! Great grower. Mine actually rebloomed once after I removed the first flush just at fading. My plants were in morning sun for about 3-4 hours w/ no other sun all day.


On Aug 1, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Be sure to cut back faded flower stalks. Extra water may be needed in dry periods. Divide after 3-4 years in spring or fall. Astilbe requires a lot of nutrients, so give it some fertilizer at least once per growing season.