False Spirea, False Goat's Beard
Astilbe x arendsii 'Erika'

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Blissfield, Michigan

Rockwood, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

ASTILBE ERICA - Perennial Spiraea - Medium to Tall - Plant 18" apart. zone 4-8 Astilbes lend a refined grace to perennial borders. Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. Astilbes produce an airy plume in summer that moves with the slightest breeze. Effective anywhere with rich moist soil and partial shade. - Coral pink blossoms in mid-July. Foliage is the deepest bronze. 30".


General Information
Astilbes lend a refined grace to perennial borders. Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. Astilbes produce an airy plume in summer that moves with the slightest breeze. Effective anywhere with rich moist soil and partial shade. Deer resistant.
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Positive

On Jan 17, 2005, southernOhio from Proctorville, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Makes an excellent undergrowth/border around our Rhodo's and azaleas. Excellent foliage and nice contrast with Rhodo's leaf color.