Astilbe 'Erica' is a clump-forming perennial boasting pale heather pink flowers held in open, narrow plumes. Blooming in early to mid summer, each plume consists of hundreds of densely packed tiny flowers opening in succession for a long lasting floral display. The blossoms are held on sturdy stems and rise gracefully above an attractive mound of fern-like, dark green leaves. Emerging reddish bronze, the densely incised foliage remains attractive all season long under satisfactory growing conditions. This elegant Astilbe is relatively trouble-free, requires little maintenance, is heavy shade tolerant, attracts butterflies but is deer and rabbit resistant. The perfect perennial for a shady border with dappled light.
Height: 2 - 3'
Spread: 12 - 24"
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Exposure: Part Sun (4 to 6 Hours) or Full Shade (Up to 4 Hours)
Blooms: Early Summer to Fall