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Astilbe arendsii ‘White Gloria’

White Gloria’ has the purest white plumes, and reminds me of puffy white clouds that glisten in the sunlight. This Astilbe arendsii hybrid has attractive, full and blocky plumes in early to midsummer. The foliage is a shiny, dark green to bronze, which makes a nice contrast to the airy white blossoms. Blooms slightly earlier than most of the others. This is a very reliable astilbe.

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AB295BAG Astilbe arendsii 'White Gloria' 15 $44.50
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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 24-36"
Spacing 15-18"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Full shade to partial shade
Foliage Dark green to bronze, fern-like
Flower Pure white
Bloomtime Early to midsummer

General Information +

Botanical: Astilbe arendsii 'White Gloria'

Common: Astilbe (False Spirea)

Family: Saxifragaceae

General Characteristics: Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich or boggy soil in full sun or partial shade. Divide every three to four years and discard old, woody rhizomes to maintain vigor. Young foliage may be damaged by frost. Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Waterside, Woodland. Astilbes are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. 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).