Astilbe

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.

Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal'
Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal'

False Spirea

'Fanal' is a variety of false spirea with reddish pink flowers.

Astilbe x arendsii 'Diamant'
Astilbe x arendsii 'Diamant'

False Spirea

'Diamant' is a variety of false spirea with white flowers.

Astilbe x arendsii 'Brautschleier'
Astilbe x arendsii 'Brautschleier'

False Spirea

'Brautschleier' or 'Bridal Veil' is a variety of false spirea with cream coloured flowers.

Astilbe x arendsii 'Amethyst'
Astilbe x arendsii 'Amethyst'

False Spirea

'Amethyst' is a variety of false spirea with pink flowers.

Astilbe japonica 'Rheinland'
Astilbe japonica 'Rheinland'

Japanese Astilbe

'Rheinland' is a japonica hybrid with bright pink flowers.

Astilbe japonica 'Peach Blossom'
Astilbe japonica 'Peach Blossom'

Japanese Astilbe

'Peach Blossom' is a japonica hybrid with pink flowers.

Astilbe japonica 'Europa'
Astilbe japonica 'Europa'

Japanese Astilbe

'Europa' is a japonica hybrid with pale pink flowers.

Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'
Astilbe chinensis 'Superba'

Chinese Astilbe

A tall perennial with plumes of lilac-magenta flowers.