False Spirea, False Goat's Beard
Astilbe x arendsii 'Peach Blossom'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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

This plant is resistant to deer

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

Regional

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

Lewiston, Idaho

Rockford, Illinois

Warrenville, Illinois

Urbandale, Iowa

Buckfield, Maine

Randolph, Maine

Cobb Island, Maryland

Rising Sun, Maryland

Silver Spring, Maryland

South Easton, Massachusetts

Albertville, Minnesota

Rochester, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Brunswick, Missouri

Chesterfield, Missouri

Omaha, Nebraska

Greene, New York

Greenlawn, New York

Ithaca, New York

Belfield, North Dakota

Cincinnati, Ohio

Trafford, Pennsylvania

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Ladys Island, South Carolina

Rockwood, Tennessee

Oakton, Virginia

Olympia, Washington

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Muscoda, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 10, 2011, anelson from Birchwood, WI (Zone 3b) wrote:

Very reliable astilbe - vigorous growth. Does not require as much water as some of the other varieities. Very pale peach colored bloom. This has been one of the easiest astilbes to grow in Omaha, NE.

Positive

On May 21, 2007, kevanrijn from Parkersburg, WV (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have seven different cultivars of astilbe, but this one is my favorite. I grow it in full sun in a southwest exposure and it seems to thrive! I make sure to keep it well watered though, to compensate for the sun and heat. It blooms up a storm and way outperforms all my other astilbe in the amount of blooms and general vigor of its growth. I don't cut back the flower stalks until the new growth starts in the spring as I enjoy the visual interest of the dried flower stalks.

Neutral

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

Medium 20" - Plant 18" apart. zone 4-8 Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. Airy plumes of light salmon pink in summer move with the slightest breeze. Likes rich moist soil and partial shade. If trying Astilbes in sun, this one should be used as it is the most tolerant of dry conditions.

Positive

On Jul 4, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Gorgeous full blooms that are so fragrant. I love this plant in my garden.

Positive

On Nov 12, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Absolutely sweet little astilbe. Quite fragrant as a cut flower. Can be dried, but does not dry as nice as other flowers.

Divdes easily and transplants well. Simply dig and divide the root ball - you can even just use a shovel. Transfer divided parts to new location and keep watered well. They should take root quickly. Prefers partial sun in north. Keep watered well.

Positive

On Sep 6, 2004, Paws917 from Warrenville, IL wrote:

So far, so good. I just planted these this summer in a semi-shaded location. The plants are thriving and doing well. I water them often, but outside of that, no special care.

Neutral

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.