Where would gardening be without Astilbes? A natural for soft-looking vertical statements, it’s distinguished by spectacular feathery plumes rising above finely cut foliage of green and bronze. Its hardiness belies its lovely delicate form. Rewarding you with oodles of cut flowers, these easily grown, unflappable perennials prefer to lounge in cool moisture-retentive soil with sun to dappled shade.
Flamingo pink and proud of it, long arching, plump floral fingers extend out, gracefully cascading from the slightly fragrant, well branched upright panicles. These tapered, broad, airy towers give a long ladylike showing, while a handsome dark green clump of glistening, jagged-edged leaflets does the footwork. An esteemed Astilbe arendsii descendant, ‘Flamingo’ never needs staking, easily melds mauves and blues, and holds our interest into winter when its bushy blooms impart rich brown tones.
Zone 3/4 (pp#12664).
Blooms July – August
Size: 2-1/2' high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Astilbe x arendsii ‘Augustleuchten’
- Astilbe chinensis ‘Finale’
- Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’
- Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii ‘Purpurlanze’
- Astilbe chinensis var. Taquetii ‘Superba’
- Astilbe x crispa ‘Perkeo’
- Astilbe ‘Ellie’
- Astilbe ‘Ostrich Plume’
- Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’
- Astilbe x ‘Snowdrift’
- Astilbe ‘Sprite’