Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite'

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False Spirea

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Late, shell-pink, open drooping panicles. A very adaptable shorter Astilbe, quite drought and sun tolerant. The foliage is a deep, glossy green, with a bronze tint in the spring.

Height

10-12 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

PPA Perennial Plant of the Year 1994! Blooms of Bressingham introduction.

Bloom Time

July-August (late)

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Requires constant moisture to perform at best.

When to Divide

early spring or fall, divide every 3 years to retain vigor

Good Companions

False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium nipponicum), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum), Lenten Rose (Helleborus ), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Mini Hosta (Hosta )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Shade
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Moist
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