Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Appalachian Astilbe (Astilbe biternata)
    Saxifrage Family
    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
    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
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Mountains, uncommon in the Piedmont
    Provenance: TN, asexually propagated