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Astilbe arendsii ‘Hyacinth’

Hyacinth’ is a tall astilbe that delivers masses of compact flower spires in a luscious shade of light lilac pink. One of the other charming characteristics of this Astilbe is the blooms fade to white as they get older. ‘Hyacinth’ Blooms a little later than most Astilbe and thus extends the season. The finely cut foliage is a bright green, an ideal color to frame the blooms. This is a favorite astilbe variety for cutting. The bright green foliage and lovely pink plumes lighten dark garden corners. It’s great to put lacey astilbes near full foliage plants like hostas for an appealing contrast. Add it to bouquets for light and airy fillers. ‘Hyacinth’ astilbe attracts butterflies, but the deer are unimpressed.

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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 34-36"
Spacing 12"
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Light to Moderate Shade
Foliage Green, Fern-Like Leaves
Flower Lilac Pink Plumes
Bloomtime Mid Summer

General Information +

Botanical: Astilbe (False Spirea)

Common: Astilbe (False Spirea)

Family: Saxifragaceae

General Characteristics: It's delicate coloring and graceful flower form combine to make this premium Astilbe especially striking in the garden and in the vase. Its lacy, lavender-pink flower plumes add texture and interesting form over mid-summer, and the blooms are complimented by bronze green foliage. It grows especially well in moist, partially-shaded locations, and is especially lovely in an accent grouping at the edge of a garden pond. Also can grow in full sun as long as you keep it well watered. Astilbes are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. Site lacey astilbes near full foliage plants like hostas for an appealing contrast in forms. They are clump-forming perennials which feature graceful, fern-like mounds of mostly basal, 2-3 ternately compound leaves, usually with sharply-toothed leaflets, and tiny flowers densely packed into erect to arching, plume-like flower panicles rising above the foliage on slender, upright stems.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Foliage decline (leaf margins brown up), sometimes with significant dieback, may occur in hot summers and/or periods of drought if soils are not kept moist.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired. On the other hand, many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).