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Astilbe japonica ‘Ellie’

Ellie’ has soft feathery, showy, pure white plumes, rising above glossy, dark green leaves. It is perfect in a shady spot with dappled light. ‘Ellie’ prefers moisture, so water regularly for abundant flowers and nice foliage. This is one of the best white Astilbes on the market today. Blooms in midsummer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. The ferny compound leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. Plant in groups for maximum impact. Requires constant moisture to perform at best.

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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 24-30"
Spacing 16-20"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Part Shade/Shade
Foliage Dense, dark green fern-like
Flower Fluffy plumes of pure-white flowers
Bloomtime Mid Summer

General Information +

Botanical: Astilbe japonica 'Ellie'

Common: Astilbe (False Spirea)

Family: Saxifragaceae

General Characteristics: This is a superior white variety, very full flower panicles and dark stems. 'Ellie' Astilbe is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage. This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer, who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. The flowers and foliage of the Astilbe are good for cutting and may be used in fresh floral arrangements. The flowers are good for drying. In order to keep Astilbe looking good for the next year, do not cut it back in the winter, (the old foliage helps protect the plant from winter damage), but prune in early spring. Astilbe can be used in perennial borders or shade gardens with Hostas and Ferns and alongside water areas.

Use: Ellie' is recommended for the following landscape applications; General Garden Use, Mass Planting, Container Planting, Border Edging.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Slug resistant, deer resistant, resistant to walnut toxicity.

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.