Astilbe 'Cotton Candy'
Astilbe 'Cotton Candy'

Astilbe 'Cotton Candy'

"False spirea"

Astilbe 'Cotton Candy'

1 bare root — £3.95

Spring planting season is currently closed 

i
Delivery schedule

Orders placed before 1 March 2023
You can expect your order in March 2023

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
You can expect your order in April 2023

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
You can expect your order within 10 business days

Available for (pre)ordering again in December

Free delivery on UK orders over £50

i
Shipping to the UK

UK orders over £50
Free shipping

UK orders under £50
£4.99

Northern Ireland orders under £50
£6.99

More info

26,000+ customers rate us 4.8/5

i
Reviews

Reviews.io      4.8   (17.356 reviews)

Trustpilot        4.7     (4.585 reviews)

Google           4.8     (4.625 reviews)

Description

Bring the county fair into your garden this summer if your schedule is too full. Set the scene of the fair with cheerful array of Astilbe arendsii 'Cotton Candy'. You won’t be able to eat the fluffy candy pink fronds which shoot way above the compact foliage to a height of just under half a metre from early to midsummer. Nevertheless, these dense fronds are delicious to look at. Astilbe arendsii 'Cotton Candy' (often called the False Spirea) enjoys light sun or full shade and prefers to be planted where the soil is rich and there’s lots of moisture. In return it will offer a different texture and playful mood to the average garden.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Astilbe x arendsii 'Cotton Candy'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    2/3 eyes

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

    World class bulbs

    We cooperate with the best growers to supply world class bulbs and plants.

    We ♥ our planet

    We reduce waste by using recyclable packaging whenever we are able.

    We've got your back

    Excellent customer care: Our service is rated 4.8 out of 5 by our customers.

    Spoilt for choice

    Biggest ever selection of
    flower bulbs and plants online. Lots of exclusive varieties.

    Size matters

    You can expect top size flower bulbs and bare-root plants. Always.