Astilbe ‘Sprite’


Astilbe ‘Sprite’ – This clump forming perennial is a descendent of A. simplicifolia and grows to 20” tall and spreads to 36” wide. It produces broad mid green leaves composed of narrow leaflets. In summer it bears feathery spikes of small shell pink flowers.

Grow in moist fertile, humus rich soil or boggy sites in full sun, or in drier soils in lightly shaded areas and don’t allow it to dry out. They dislike alkaline or clay soil that dries out. Divide in spring or winter when dormant every 3 or 4 years to maintain vigor and flower quality and remove and discard old woody rhizomes.

zones 4-8