Success With Seeds Astilbe

Astilbe Germination Information

Astilbe is the botanical name for False Spirea
Astilbe Seed Germination How to Sow Astilbe:
  • Best sown indoors at a temperature of 55°-72°
  • No cover needed as light aids in germination
  • Expect the small seeds to germinate in 20-25 days
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors in early spring
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Astilbe:
Space:  Space 15-24 inches apart in partial shade

Soil: Site in a rich, moist, well-drained soil

Transplant: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Appearance and Use:

This 2-3 foot tall, mounding perennial is best used in shady borders, woodland gardens, or in waterside plantings. Its flowers cut well for fresh use. In mid to late summer, above the green 8-28 inch long, ferny leaves, are borne 6-36 inch, fluffy spikes of white, pink, or red flowers

About Astilbe:
Pronunciation:  å-stil’be å-rend’se
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Saxifragaceae; a hybrid of garden origin
Common Name: False Spirea