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Astilbe x arendsii 'Amethyst'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This superb hybrid with elegant, lavender blossoms represents a color breakthrough for astilbes. Feathery plumes appear for up to four weeks in early to midsummer, and move airily above the foliage with the slightest breeze. Delicate, fern-like foliage is ornamental in its own right.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Water well in dry hot summer - does not like to dry out. Easy to grow, tough and hardy, Astilbe are now a mainstay in all good perennial gardens. Native to the far east, these beautiful plants and their hybrids have revolutionized the perennial possibilities of moist, shaded American gardens.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant with Ferns or Impatiens.

Plant Height

20-24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average to wet water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Border, Edging, Container, Cut or dried flower, Shade perennial garden, Showy flowers

Bloom Time

June to August

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests