Peach Blossom


HISTORY

Raised by van Waveren and Kruyff in 1904.
Possibly as a seedling bought from Georg Arends of Ronsdorf, Germany.
A. japonica x A.chinensis. A group of hybrids named A. rosea.

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ASSESSMENT

Available from many nurseries in UK and Europe and one of the most popular cultivars.
Very similar to Europa and being one of the first Astilbes to flower each year.
Makes good clumps of plants with strong stems carrying many flowers.
Increases well and an excellent garden plant.
Used for forcing and the pot plant market.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Very early - before July 1st

THE PANICLE
  colour Light pink
  shape Rhomboidal 
  length Medium - 11-25cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Moderately dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
50°
    length
10cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Pale purplish-pink
    shape Obovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Pure white
  Filament colour Moderate pink
  Carpel colour Pure white
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THE LEAF
  size   15-25cm wide x 15-25cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Shiny
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