Milk and Honey


HISTORY

Available from several nurseries and Garden Centres in UK and Europe.
Raised by Harrie Verduin in Holland.
Astilbe japonica hybrid raised in the late 1990’s and distributed in 2005 by Darwin Plants.

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ASSESSMENT

Bushy panicles and the first of two with greenish
yellow foliage.
A new break in Astilbes.
An excellent new cultivar which will prove popular.
Good garden plant with strong stems and spikes.

Height of Plant

Medium - 61-80cm

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Silvery white
  shape Rhomboidal 
  length Very long - more than 36cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
45°
    length
16cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Pure white
    shape Spatulate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Silvery
  Filament colour Light pink
  Carpel colour Light pink
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THE LEAF
  size   35cm wide x 18cm long  
  colour   Yellowish green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Matt and rough
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