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Astilbe biternata
Common Name: Appalachian False Goat's Beard Family: Saxifragaceae (The Saxifrage Family)

Astilbe biternata is the only member of the genus native to North America occurring in the southeastern US. It very much resembles goatsbeard, Aruncus dioicus, forming stately clumps up to six feet tall with coarse, mid green, dissected, fern-like foliage topped with airy, branching, feathery inflorescences of creamy white flowers. Provide rich moist soil in partial shade. Use in the woodland or the mid or back of a shady border.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Rich woods and shaded stream banks, ditches, roadsides, and seeps.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height4-6' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness4-8 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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