Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite'

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Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite'

Astilbe are an attractive herbaceous perennial with glossy green foliage. Astilbe ‘Sprite is a dwarf variety that reaches around 30cm in height. Tiny pink flowers bloom in late spring or early summer and complement the dark green foliage. Old flower-heads turn brown in autumn but remain attractive.
A popular choice for shady gardens Astilbe ‘Sprite’ will perform well in rich, moist soil with regular watering. Ideal in tubs and mixed containers or useful as ground cover in shady areas, they will tolerate full sun during summer. Grow in fertile, humus-rich soil and keep moist. Cut back after flowering. To maintain a healthy vigour plants must be divided every three or four years.

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Characteristics


Eventual Height
Max Height icon 10cm – 50cm


Eventual Spread
Max Width Icon 10cm – 50cm


Growth Rate
Growth Rate IconSlow


Foliage
Evergreen IconDeciduous


Habit
Habit IconUpright


Hardiness
Hardiness Icon H5


Fragranced
Fragranced Icon No

Colour


Spring
Green Foliage Icon

 


Summer

Green Foliage Icon Pink Flower Icon

 


Autumn
Green Foliage Icon

 


Winter
Green Foliage Icon

Soil


Type

Loam Soil Icon Loam


Moisture
Soil Moisture Icon Well-drained


pH
Soil pH Acid Icon Acid

Soil PH Neutral Icon Neutral

Soil pH Alkaline Icon Alkaline

Position


Sunlight
Full Sun Icon Full Sun

Partial Shade IconPartial Shade


Aspect
Aspect North Icon North

Aspect South Icon South

Aspect East Icon East

AspectWest West


Exposure
Exposure Icon Exposed or Sheltered

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