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Astilbe biternata / Appalachian Astilbe (Saxifrage Family)

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This is the only native Astilbe to the US.This dramatic shade plants has large, airy leaves, and large panicles of creamy white flowers. It would prefer to have moist soil, but is somewhat adaptable to average soil. Plants are dioecious, having male and female plants. Plant in morning sun or high, dappled shade. Try planting with coral bells, cherokee sedge, or eastern columbine.
Blooms: Cream, 2-3 weeks, May-June
Leaves: Bright green, up to 2’ long, deciduous, but nice yellow fall color
Height:3-5’
Space: 2-3’
Soil: Moist-Average
Exposure:  Part shade-Dappled shade
Fauna: Great pollinator plant–lots of variety in pollinators
Seeds: Small brown seeds panicle
Deer Resistance: Medium
Zone:5-8
Native Status: NC native, common in the Mountains, uncommon in the Piedmont
Provenance: TN, asexually propagated