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Astilbe ‘Bridal Veil’ (Arendsii Hybrid)

Astilbe x Arendsii 'Bridal Veil', False Spirea 'Bridal Veil', False Goat's Beard 'Bridal Veil', Astilbe x Arendsii 'Brautschleier', False Spirea 'Brautschleier', False Goat's Beard 'Brautschleier'

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Reliable and free flowering, Astilbe ‘Bridal Veil’ (Astilbe arendsii) is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting ivory white flowers held in luminous, pyramidal plumes, which stand out in the night garden. Blooming in early to mid-summer, each plume consists of hundreds of densely packed tiny flowers opening in succession for a long-lasting floral display. They are held on sturdy stems and rise above an attractive mound of fern-like, deep green, glossy leaves. Long-lasting, the flower plumes turn a rich caramel color which provides winter interest to the garden. This robust Astilbe is relatively trouble-free, requires little maintenance, is heavy shade tolerant, and attracts butterflies but is deer and rabbit resistant. The perfect perennial for a shady border with dappled light.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (1993)
  • Grows up to 28 in. tall (70 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
  • Part shade to full shade lover, this Astilbe thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Don’t let the soil dry out! Mulch should be added to reduce water evaporation and maintain moisture. 
  • May be planted in full sun in areas with cool summers with adequate moisture. In hot summer areas, shade is important.
  • Provides a spectacular flower show, whether planted in perennial borders, woodland gardens, near ponds, and streams, or in containers. Plant in groups for better visual effects.
  • Plumes make excellent fresh-cut flowers and are great for drying in natural bouquets.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for powdery mildew.
  • No deadheading is required unless you do not like the look of the faded flower stalks. If allowed to remain, the dried seedheads will provide additional interest later in the season.
  • Should be divided about every 4 years to assure the maximum number of blooms.
  • Propagate by division.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Astilbe
Common names False Spirea, Astilbe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average, High
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Bog Gardens, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Ponds And Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Astilbe ‘Erica’ (Arendsii Hybrid)
Astilbe chinensis ‘Milk and Honey’ (Chinese Astilbe)
Astilbe ‘Peach Blossom’ (Japonica Hybrid)
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Astilbe Ostrich Plume (Thunbergii Hybrid)
Astilbe thunbergii ‘Chocolate Shogun’

Recommended Companion Plants

Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (Coral Bells)
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Blue Barlow’ (Columbine)
Hosta crispula (Curled Plantain Lily)
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (Sage)
Geranium Rozanne (Cranesbill)
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Astilbe
Common names False Spirea, Astilbe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average, High
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Bog Gardens, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Ponds And Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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