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Astilbe thunbergii 'Ostrich Plume' (Straussenfeder)

More About Astilbe thunbergii Ostrich Plume ('Straussenfeder')

  • Long, arching plumes of salmon-rose
  • Sharply toothed, rich green foliage
  • Taller selection than most astilbe
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 55 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

55-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Ostrich Plume False Spirea Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in light to moderate shade, with average to moist soils. Astilbe may burn if planted in full sun. Deep shade tolerant, but will not flower as prolifically. Water plants during the summer especially if there is less than average rainfall. Extended drought periods will lead to browning of the foliage and may result in foliage drop. After flowers finish, prune off spent blooms and lightly shape the foliage to encourage new growth.  


Astilbe thunbergii Ostrich Plume ('Straussenfeder') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Fragrant
Fragrant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge