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aka False Spirea or False Goat's Beard

Astilbe x arendsii

 How to plant Astilbe seeds 

Astilbe plants produce plume-like flower clusters May to July that bring a light, airy quality into your shade garden.

Showstar Astilbe plant topped in plumes of red, pink, cream, and white flowers. PR00712

SHOWSTAR Astilbe SeedsAstilbe x arendsii

'Showstar' Astilbes produce red, pink, cream or white flowers on dwarf, 14 inch plants. Compact and bushy, use at front of borders, edges of pools, or in containers. Outstanding winter hardy perennial to zone 4. Grows nicely with:  'Marvelous Marble' Coral Bells.

50 seeds - $3.49
Astary Mix astilbe is a dwarf, 12 inch tall perennial plant grown from seeds with pink, rose, and white flowers. PR14019

ASTARY MIX Astilbe Seeds Astilbe x arendsii

'Astary' Astilbes are naturally dwarf, bushy plants that grow only 12 inches tall. Flowering is heavy with pink, rose, and creamy white blooms providing plenty of garden color. Perfect for containers, or the front of partly shaded borders. Plants tolerate full sun in mild climates. 'Astary' Astilbes do not require vernalization (winter chill) to flower. Winter hardy to zone 4.

20 pelleted seeds - $5.99

How to Plant Astilbe Seeds

Sow Astilbe seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Astilbe seed needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-70°F., germination of Astilbe seed almost always occurs within 4-5 weeks. If not, put container inside a zip-lock bag and refrigerate for 4 weeks. Remove and germinate at 65-70°F. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.

Comments: Astilbe plants prefer part sun to light shade and rich, moist soils. Can grow Astilbes in large containers. Astilbe flowers attract butterflies and make excellent cut flowers; cut stems when plumes half open. Astilbe plants are fire, rabbit, and deer resistant.