Astilbe japonica 'Rheinland'
syn. Japonica Hybrid
40 - 60 cm
August - September
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.
A variety that is classified as a japonica hybrid, but flowers late and not reliably. Needs full sun and favorable soil conditions.