Astilbe x arendsii 'Rheinland'Item #0354 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Showy perennial for beautiful summer color in shady areas. Tall, feathery blooms of clear pink rise above foliage, adding a light, airy quality. Thrives in dappled or full shade. Forms a graceful border, great in massed plantings. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly- maintain constant soil moisture.Average Landscape Size:Moderate, mounding grower to 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, mounding grower to 2 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Mid-Spring to SummerFlower color:PinkGarden styleCottageDesign 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 enriched, evenly moist, acidic soil, but very adaptable. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist; avoid the crown. Cut back and fertilize in early spring. Feed again after bloom. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly- maintain constant soil moisture.
- 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.