Astilbe arendsii 'Bridal Veil'

Bridal Veil Astilbe

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

 ‘Bridal Veil’ has foamy, ivory white arching plumes with vivid green, semi-glossy foliage. The tall, fluffy Astilbe plumes rise above a mound of fern-like foliage and turn to a creamy-yellow as they fade over a long season. This perennial thrives in moist, shady locations and is popular for border plantings or alongside water areas.


More About Astilbe arendsii 'Bridal Veil'

  • A white Astilbe to which all others are judged
  • Strong grower; blooms prolifically



    • The classic white astilbe. Lacy white panicles gently droop at the tips, lending a frothy look to the clump.  Blooms in early summer.  Deep green, glossy foliage



Bridal Veil Astilbe Growing and Maintenance Tips

Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.

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Height:

24-28 Inches

Spread:

18-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Astilbe arendsii 'Bridal Veil' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Good for Shady Sites

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Fall Color

  • Red

Flower Color

  • White

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Clumping