Astilbe japonica 'Europa'
syn. Japonica hybrid
mid-August - September
sun - partial shade
well drained, fertile, humus rich
acid - neutral - alkaline
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.
Division in spring.
Flowers fairly reliably, and earlier than Astilbe x arendsii hybrids.