Mýrastigi

Astilbe japonica 'Europa'

Japanese Astilbe

syn. Japonica hybrid

Saxifragaceae

Height

60 cm

Flower colour

pale pink

Flowering time

mid-August - September

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, fertile, humus rich

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

garden variety

The genus Astilbe belongs to the Saxifragaceae  family. Most species are native to E-Asia. They need fairly moist soil and a sunny, sheltered position. Many cultivars flower too late for Icelandic conditions and it's therefore important to choose early flowering cultivars.

Propagation:


Division in spring.

Flowers fairly reliably, and earlier than Astilbe x arendsii hybrids.

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