White Astilbe 'Washington'

White Astilbe 'Washington'

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Cold Hardy to Zone 3
SKU 28849
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Key Characteristics

3 - 8

Mature Height

23 IN

Mature Width

19 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / White Astilbe 'Washington'

Astilbe 'Washington', a hardy deciduous perennial, emerges as a midsummer marvel with its lush, fluffy white plumes that captivate the eye. The dense, fragrant flowers on white astilbe, supported by sturdy stems, are not only visually appealing but also serve as excellent choices for both fresh and dried floral arrangements. As the season progresses, astilbe whites's appeal is prolonged into autumn with its attractive dried seed heads, enhancing the garden's ornamental value.

This white astilbe belongs to the Astilbe japonica group, often referred to as false spirea or false goat's beard. 'Washington' is characterized by its upright, clump-forming habit and exceptionally dark green, fern-like foliage. It exhibits a medium growth rate and expands gracefully through rhizomes. Ideal for containers, mixed beds, and borders, Astilbe 'Washington' is particularly notable for its enhancement of shade gardens.

Astilbe 'Washington' is celebrated for its ease of growth and low maintenance requirements. Thriving in moderate shade astilbe white prefers organically rich, moist, well-drained, and humusy soil. Ensuring the soil remains consistently moist is key to its success. While it is tolerant of deep shade, Astilbe 'Washington' rewards with more abundant blooms when given some sunlight. Additionally, its resistance to deer and rabbits makes it a resilient choice for many gardens.

Notably, Astilbe 'Washington' is more than just a pretty face; it is a magnet for butterflies, adding a dynamic layer of activity and beauty to your garden. Its bronze-green foliage contrasts strikingly with the white astilbe blooms, resembling the esteemed Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in White'. As a favorite among shade lovers, astilbe white is a must-have for those looking to create a serene and inviting garden sanctuary.

Feathery perennial astilbe has colorful blooms and showy foliage. Astilbe plants are low maintenance and thrive in shade gardens. Learn how to plant and care for astilbe in our Astible Care Guide.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Astilbe
Species x japonica
Variety 'Washington'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Cream
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Pest Resistant
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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