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Astilbe 'Snowdrift' (Arendsii Hybrid)

Astilbe x Arendsii 'Snowdrift', False Spirea 'Snowdrift', False Goat's Beard 'Snowdrift'


Admired for its graceful, pure white flower plumes rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of deeply-cut foliage, Astilbe 'Snowdrift' (Astilbe x arendsii) is a superb cultivar that brightens up any shady areas of the garden. Each plume consists of hundreds of densely packed tiny flowers, each opening in succession, providing a long season of bloom in early to mid summer.

  • Relatively trouble-free, this Astilbe requires little maintenance, is heavy shade tolerantattracts butterflies, but is deer and rabbit resistant! The perfect perennial for a shady border with dappled light!
  • Growing up to 2 feet tall (60 cm) and 16-20 in. wide (40-50 cm), this cultivar is very floriferous. Its refined, fern-like foliage remains attractive all season long (under satisfactory growing conditions).
  • Part shade to full shade lover, this Astilbe thrives in organically richevenly moistwell 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 borderswoodlands, by streamsponds or in containersPlant in groups for better visual effect. Excellent ground cover or edging plant for shady areas.
  • Plumes make excellent fresh cuts or for drying in natural bouquets
  • 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.

Astilbe information, False Spirea information, Hybrid Astilbe information, Plume Flower information, False Goat's Beard information, Astilbe x Arendsii,Chinese Astilbe, Astilbe Chinensis, Astilbe Japonica, Astilbe Simplicifolia

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
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 Astilbes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
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 Astilbes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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