Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink'
Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink'
Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink'
Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink'
Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink'

Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink'

"False goat's beard"

Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink'

1 bare root — £3.71

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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 March/April 2024

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

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Description

Fill a space with an Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink' and enjoy a summer scene which is as fabulous as a flamboyance of flamingos! Fancy plumes of fluffy pink flowers loom like sticks of candyfloss over a striking mass of dark burgundy foliage - the contrast is spectacular. Astilbes, also known as false goat’s beard, do well in shade or areas with damp soil, so this is a terrific, impressive plant for filling those spaces that many other plants would find challenging.  

Easy-to-grow Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink' is a fully hardy perennial which will grow back every year with minimal fuss. Each year, this clump-forming plant will establish, growing back a little bushier each time with more lovely foliage and flowering stems. Astilbes are eager to grow and put on a good show, often producing blooms in the first year. Astilbe 'Pretty in Pink' looks particularly good planted with zesty green foliage plants like Hosta or Miscanthus, or paired with shade-tolerant flowering plants like begonias. 

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 'Pretty in Pink'

  • Flower colour

    Soft pink

  • 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 'Pretty in Pink' 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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