Marwood Hill Gardens Astilbes.

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Astilbe Name Astilbe Assessment Flower Image
Brunhilde Not available in any UK nursery or in Europe. A very attractive plant probably superseeded by newer cultivars but certainly worth growing. Delicately coloured flowers produced prolifically and gracefully.
Burgunderot An excellent cultivar with deep red flowers. Flowers persist in reasonable condition over a long period. Fanal thought to be better because it produces more flowers
Ceres It is a shame it is still not grown as much as it is an excellent plant and produces many flowers of a unique colour. Good garden plant with many flowers every year. An unusual colour.
Chinensis Quite a useful garden plant but not outstanding. Has a creeping rootstock so needs careful placing as it can overwhelm other cultivars. Best planted in an area where it can spread on its own.
Congesta An unusual plant of little garden merit. The narrow short panicles are densely packed with white flowers but there are insufficient numbers to make an impact.
Country and Western A very good new pink coloured cultivar which is being distributed by wholesale nurseries in Europe. Whether it will last long or is just a new novelty we have to see. Good flowers with many produced at a time.
Darwins Dream A useful early flowering cultivar good for the front of a border because of its low growing habit.
Darwins Snow Sprite A good low growing cultivar but not very vigorous. Produces many white panicles above dark foliage.
Delft Lace A new break in Astilbes with reddish-purple foliage. Late flowering and a good plant. Will become very popular when better known.
Deutschland Excellent plant which should be grown in all gardens. Has masses of good quality flowers which are held well above the good foliage on strong stems. Has in the past been sold as "Frulicht"
Diamant (Diamond) A very good plant which should be grown more. Makes a good garden plant with many flowers on strong stems. Suitable as a cut flower which is what it is grown for in Holland where it is popular.
Diamonds and Pearls Available from several nurseries in UK and Europe. One of two cultivars with yellowish foliage, with the flowers being pure white and not fading to pale pink, unlike Milk and Honey. Lovely dense plumes on strong stems and a great plant for the future.
Drum and Bass Compact plants and good colour. An excellent garden plant which increases well. Should make a good pot plant for forcing.
Dusseldorf An excellent early flowering cultivar with good coloured flowers and clean foliage. Has been used for forcing and pot plant production in Europe.
Edens Odyssius A very good floriferous plant. Panicles are silvery pink on a neat low growing plants. Available from several nurseries in U.K.
Elizabeth An excellent cultivar which should be grown more. It has lovely dark red flowers which are held well above the dark foliage by strong stems. A very good plant.
Elizabeth Bloom An arendsii hybrid which produces sturdy pink panicles above dark glossy green foliage. Available from several nurseries in the U.K.
Ellie Produces a large brilliant white panicle which is scented. A good cultivar but is not very vigorous so doesn't increase very quickly.
Emden An attractive low growing early flowing form which is paler than some of the other japonica hybrids so is not as popular as the redder forms. Is not very vigorous but is worthy of a place in the garden. Has been used for forcing for the pot plant industry in Germany and Holland.
Erika (Erica) A free flowering plant with good colour and bronzy foliage through the season. A good garden plant. Used extensively in Holland as a cut flower subject mostly because it has no or very tiny petals, the colour of the flowers coming from the filament. With no petals the flower holds its colour for a long period making it popular once the flowers are cut.