Astilbe ‘Ostrich Plume’ has brilliant salmon pink blossoms in a stately, arching plume form. The flowers are very large, open, and drooping, making them very different than the typical astilbe. Astilbe cultivars in the thunbergii hybrid group in which OSTRICH PLUME belongs, are generally tall varieties which bloom late. OSTRICH PLUME features a foliage mound (to 20″ tall) of dark green lance-shaped, leaves and large, loose, weeping panicles of flowers on arching stems. Young foliage may be tinged with bronze.
Absolutely magnificent when full grown, especially when sited near a water feature. Plant with lilium for a spectacular effect. This is a great plant to mass or group in shade gardens, woodland gardens and shaded areas of borders or cottage gardens. It is also an excellent large ground cover, edging plant for shady areas and very effective on pond or stream banks.