A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 22 – Astilbe

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“White Astilbe” – Summer 2013 – Chicks in the Hood – Pittsburgh, PA

“A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

I thought I had more photographs of this plant as it is one of my favorites… Many bloom in almost “neon” colors… The lighter varieties literally glow in the shade… Astilbe also adds interest in the winter… Prune the foliage in the fall… But leave the dried flowers… They will add interest to the garden right up till spring when they are removed to allow for the new growth… Anyway… Happy Saturday everyone… It was -10 degrees here 5 days ago… And it is 50 degrees today… That’s Pittsburgh for yah…

Astilbe is a genus of rhizomatous flowering plants within the family Saxifragaceae… Native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia and North America… Some species are commonly known as false goat’s beard and false spirea…

These hardy herbaceous perennials are cultivated by gardeners for their large often fern-like foliage and feathery plumes of flowers… They are widely adapted to shade and water-logged conditions… They are particularly associated with water feature planting… They also tolerate clay soils…

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New To writing and never had to site sources before… These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring… My source is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information… But much of this is just related from the web…

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One thought on “A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 22 – Astilbe

  1. narf77 says:

    Very pretty but as we have extended periods of dry hot weather over summer here I doubt it would be happy in our garden (even though our soil is predominately clay). We are just about to hit 35C here on Wednesday so its almost surreal to think of anywhere being that cold. It rarely gets below 0C (34F) here in Northern Tasmana.

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