Astilbe 'Fireworks White'
Astilbe 'Fireworks White'
Astilbe 'Fireworks White'
Astilbe 'Fireworks White'
Astilbe 'Fireworks White'
Astilbe 'Fireworks White'
Astilbe 'Fireworks White'
Astilbe 'Fireworks White'

Astilbe 'Fireworks White'

"False goat's beard"

Astilbe 'Fireworks White'

1 bare root — £3.71

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Illuminate a shady space with a frothy fizz of white blooms! Astilbe 'Fireworks White' is so lavishly generous with its plumes of fluffy flowers once established, you can watch in awe every year as it erupts into a spectacular grand finale which lasts for weeks during summer. As with most false goat’s beard, these hardy perennials are enthusiastic even in the first year and will grow into high-impact plants quite quickly with very little effort. This more compact Astilbe 'Fireworks White' is great in a gap where space is more limited, or in containers.   

The lush leaves of Astilbe 'Fireworks White' make an attractive filler from late spring. Then, from mid-summer you’ll be treated to an avalanche of snowy-white blooms which form a summit above the foliage. Thriving in cool, damp conditions, this plant will be a highlight in a shaded or partially shaded area. Astilbes can also grow in a sunny spot as long as the soil doesn’t dry out in summer—they look lovely next to a pond or stream.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Astilbe 'Fireworks White'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    2/3 eyes

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full shade
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Astilbe 'Fireworks White' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "False goat's beard" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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The beauty of perennial plants doesn’t just lie in their long-lasting flowers and sturdy, resilient nature, but it’s their sheer determination to keep on coming back stronger every year —in year one they’re good, but in future years they’re even better!

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