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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Lewiston, Idaho Rockford, Illinois Warrenville, Illinois Urbandale, Iowa Buckfield, Maine Cobb Island, Maryland Colesville, Maryland Rising Sun, Maryland South Easton, Massachusetts Albertville, Minnesota Rochester, Minnesota St Paul, Minnesota Brunswick, Missouri Omaha, Nebraska Cayuga Heights, New York Greenlawn, New York Belfield, North Dakota Fruit Hill, Ohio Penn Wynne, Pennsylvania Trafford, Pennsylvania Ladys Island, South Carolina Rockwood, Tennessee Oakton, Virginia Olympia, Washington Parkersburg, West Virginia Muscoda, Wisconsin