Astilbe ‘Aphrodite’

(Astilbe simplicifolia 'Aphrodite')


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Astilbe simplicifolia is a dwarf species of astilbe that is native to Japan. This is a clump-forming perennial that features graceful, fern-like mounds (to 12" tall) of glossy, mostly basal, medium green leaves (to 3" long). Flowers with both red and white parts combine to form outstanding salmon-red plumes on red stems. Blooms in mid to late summer, foliage appears reddish in color maturing to dark green.

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Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired. On the other hand, many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).

Additional information

Common Name

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Aphrodite'

Botanical Name

Astilbe 'Aphrodite'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade


1.5 ft.


1.5 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

May to June

Flower Color

Salmon red



Foliage Color

dark green

Deer Resistant


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