Astilbe, False Spirea, False Goat's Beard 'Bressingham Beauty'

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: Bressingham Beauty

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

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:

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Plant 18" apart. Zone 4-8 Pure rich pink flowers in early July. Carries on the Bressingham tradition of excellence.

Positive

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

Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. 3' tall, and heavy, wet soils will suit them. Effective anywhere with rich moist soil and partial shade.

Positive

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

A very pretty pastel pink, fragrant astilbe. Medium height (24") it is wonderful paired with other astilbes that bloom at slightly different times.

Since astilbe is a shallow rooted plant, it's very easy to divide and move when necessary. Divide every few years and fertilize well in spring, or throughout the growing season. Keep watered well.

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