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Astilbe thunbergii Ostrich Plume
Astilbe thunbergii Ostrich Plume
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Astilbe thunbergii Ostrich Plume

Tall Japanese Astilbe

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.087.400

(='Straussenfeder') Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This taller selection features very distinctive, large, arching rose-pink, drooping plumes appearing in midsummer, over a bushy mound of lacy green leaves. Very elegant and quite different than typical Astilbe flowers. Beautiful near a water feature but also thrives in tubs and mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years, in early spring. Will tolerate full sun, in cool summer regions.

Further details for
Astilbe thunbergii Ostrich Plume

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-100 cm
   35-39 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate