Astilbe 'Perkeo'

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

Astilbe x crispa 'Perkeo' or Astilbe 'Perkeo' has shiny bronze tinted feathery leaves and red stems which bear delicate slim plumes of deep pink flowers. This isn't one of the showy astilibes, instead it has a more natural wild-flower look to it. Perfect for a woodland or cottage garden, It also works well as a potted plant on the patio. It will appreciate poorly-drained soil as it loves plenty of moisture. Plant is sun or partial shade and you should get lots of blooms.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-2
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 1 - 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
  • Author's choice
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