Astilbe x arendsii 'Rheinland'Item #0354 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Beautiful bloom clusters to provide lovely summer color in shady areas of the landscape. The tall, feathery, clear pink blooms rise above the mound of lush green foliage, adding a light, airy quality. Ideal for creating a graceful border, or a dynamic mass planting. Thrives in dappled or full shade. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee ar-END-see-eyePlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Mid-Spring to SummerFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasPlant a large cluster of this Astilbe in a favorite shady location to show off a summertime display of clear pink, feathery plumes. Select companions that are less than two feet tall and are spreading or clumping in form to avoid competing with the erect form of the Rheinland Astilbe. Also consider plants that may bloom in late summer to provide added color as this Astilbe fades.Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)
- CareCare InformationThrives in organically rich, evenly moist, acidic, well-drained soil, sited in bright shade or filtered sun; does not tolerate dry conditions. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist, avoiding the crown. Clip spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Remove old foliage and stems in early spring. Feed in early spring, and again after bloom.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
- History & LoreHistory:The Astilbe x arendsii hybrids were developed by and named for H. A. Arends, a 20th century Germ,an nurseryman. The hybrids are derived primarily from A. chinensis var. Davidii, with a natural range that spans central China and Mongolia. Also factoring into these hybrids to a far lesser extent are A. simplicifolia, A. japonica, and A. thunbergii. Its natural range spans central China and Mongolia.Lore:Astilbe chinensis var Davidii is named for Pere Armand David, a Jesuit missionary in China credited with bringing a large number of new plants to the west via Jardin des Plantes in France.