Inshriach Pink Astilbe
Inshriach Pink Astilbe
Astilbe simplicifolia 'Inshriach Pink'Item #0348 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Extend the season with this later flowering dwarf Astilbe. Fluffy, pale pink spikes are held above glossy, bronze green crinkle cut foliage. Excellent for edging or foreground plantings. Perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs wet or constantly moist soil.Average Landscape Size:Foliage 8 in. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide. Flower spikes 10 to 15 in. tall,
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee sim-pli-ki-FO-lee-aPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage 8 in. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide. Flower spikes 10 to 15 in. tall,Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Mid-summerFlower color:PinkGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasIts light and lacy pale pink plumes are best displayed in a shade garden or, along a pool's edge. For the appeal of a shady cottage garden, plant in small containers with other delicate, pale flowering species. In a sunnier location, try contrasting an extra large cluster against a backdrop of low-growing, non-flowering evergreen to emphasize its attractive foliage.Companion Plantsn a misty, cool garden location, this Astilbe loves to thrive with the bold Elegans Plantain Lily (Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans') or Heartleaf Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia) and Woodland Iris (Iris innominata). In a sunnier location, try mixing with the delicate Miniature Bearded Iris (Iris pumila) and Dwarf Hairy Penstemon (Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus') and enjoy the pink and lilac show.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
- History & LoreHistory:This group falls into the Saxifragaceae. The genus was classified by the English authority on plants of India, Francis Buchanan. There are about 14 species, mostly from Asia and a couple of North Americans. This species originates in Japan where it is known as the "star astilbe" and is the source of the famous Arends hybrids Europe.Lore:Astilbe is from the Greek for without sheenor non-shining to describe the foliage.