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Astilbe glaberrima var. saxatilis (Glaucous rock astilbe)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astilbe glaberrima var. saxatilis

Other names

Glaucous rock astilbe

Genus

Astilbe Astilbe

Species

A. glaberrima var. saxatilis - A. glaberrima var. saxatilis is a perennial with deeply cut glossy dark green foliage and pale pink flowers in mid summer.


Astilbe glaberrima var. saxatilis is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Astilbe glaberrima var. saxatilis (Glaucous rock astilbe) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigour.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Plant astilbes with hostas and border phlox, which both like the same damp, shady conditions.

Botanical name

Astilbe glaberrima var. saxatilis

Other names

Glaucous rock astilbe

Genus

Astilbe Astilbe

Species

A. glaberrima var. saxatilis - A. glaberrima var. saxatilis is a perennial with deeply cut glossy dark green foliage and pale pink flowers in mid summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Astilbe glaberrima var. saxatilis (Glaucous rock astilbe) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigour.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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COMPANION PLANTS

Plant astilbes with hostas and border phlox, which both like the same damp, shady conditions.


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