Astilbe

Astilbe biternata | Also known as: False buck's beard | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Coming up with garden ideas can get your goat but with astilbe biternata or false goat’s beard you can enjoy stress-free gardening that looks great too. From its vibrant green leaflets with toothed edges to the branched clusters of small white flowers, false goat’s beard is terrific for adding understated texture to a border or bed. Best suited to a partially shaded area, this plant likes moist, loamy soil enriched with humus and looks very glamorous when in bloom, though the foliage by itself is equally attractive and provides vivid visual interest wherever it is grown.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2
Spread [m]
  • 1 - 1.2
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Compact
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-8
Heat zone
  • H8-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -7
Heat days
  • 30 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
Soil type
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Pond plants
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years