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Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pink Lightning’
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pink Lightning’
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Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pink Lightning’

Dwarf Astilbe

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.087.580

Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This compact selection features airy plumes that begin reddish-pink, fading to shell pink. Elegant, bronzy-green leaves. Also thrives in tubs, or mixed containers. Excellent for a low groundcover or edging. Nice 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. USPP#11963, CPBR#1443: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pink Lightning’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   35-40 cm
   14-16 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate