Straussenfeder (Ostrich Plume)


HISTORY

Available from several nurseries in UK and Europe.
Sold as Ostrich Plume in UK.
Raised by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf, Germany in 1952.
A sport of Betsy Cuperus.
A thunbergii hybrid.

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ASSESSMENT

Not grown a lot in gardens as it is tall and needs plenty of water to flower well.
Still it is a good garden plant which extends the astilbe season as it flowers late.

Height of Plant

Very Tall - greater than 1m

Flowering Time

Late - after July 31st

THE PANICLE
  colour Light purplish-pink
  shape Pyramidal, drooping 
  length Very long - more than 36cm
  width Wide - more than 21cm
  density Loose
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
75°
    length
18cm
    density of flowers Moderately dense
THE FLOWER
  diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Petal
    colour Pale purplish-pink
    shape Obovate
    diameter Very small - 1-2mm
  Sepal colour Yellowish white
  Filament colour Light purple
  Carpel colour Light purple
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THE LEAF
  size   25cm wide x 26cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Red  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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