Botanical: Astilbe x simplicifolia 'Hennie Graafland'
Common: Astilbe (False Spirea)
General Characteristics: Open, airy panicles of star-like flowers are followed by ornamental seed heads, which provide a few additional months of interest. Dwarf Habit. The biggest key to successful the growth of your Astilbes is water; they require a lot of water. The soil must remain moist. Astilbes are among the most beautiful plants you can grow in your garden and they are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They are clump-forming perennials which feature graceful, fern-like mounds 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. Best in fertile, well drained soil. Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets. Uses - Beautiful in woodland settings, borders and containers.