Opal


HISTORY

Available from one nursery in UK and not in Europe.
Raised by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf, Germany in 1913.
An arendsii hybrid.

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ASSESSMENT

An excellent astilbe which has been lost in cultivation throughout Europe but should be grown more.
Good strong stems carry the magnificent panicles of silvery-lilac flowers well above the neat foliage.
Increases well and makes a lovely garden plant.
Rated very highly and a must to buy.

Height of Plant

Tall - 81-100cm

Flowering Time

Mid-season - 16th-31st July

THE PANICLE
  colour Very light purple
  shape Rhomboidal 
  length Long - 26-35cm
  width Medium - 11-20cm
  density Dense
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
30°
    length
15cm
    density of flowers Dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Very pale purple
    shape Spatulate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Silvery white
  Filament colour Strong purplish-red
  Carpel colour Silvery white
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THE LEAF
  size   20cm wide x 28cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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