Dutch Master: Piet’s Garden at the TBG
Seeing the New Perennial planting at the Toronto Botanical Garden for the first time was like discovering a Rosetta stone of modern garden design. The day I saw it, the Entry Garden Walk had been newly planted and the perennial beds looked like an immense puzzle, with each plant poking up its head like a clue. Continue reading →
Pluimspirea - Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze'
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze' bloeit met rechtopstaande roodpaarse pluimvormige bloemen en heeft een varenachtig blad. Ook uitgebloeid behouden ze hun sierwaarde in de winter.
Pensthorpe Millenium... stock photo by Neil Holmes, Image: 0039304
GAP Photos - Garden & Plant Picture Library - Pensthorpe Millenium Garden, Norfolk. Echinacea 'Rubinstern' and Astilbe 'Purpurlanze' - GAP Photos - Specialising in horticultural photography
Astilbe Purple Candles -- Bluestone Perennials
Statuesque purple-red plumes glow against bronze and green foliage. This tall variety blooms in early summer, later than other Astilbe. Lavish pillars of thick flower panicles rise above the 24 mound. Astilbe are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They combine well with other moisture loving plants like Brunnera, Ligularia, Lobelia and Hosta.
Purpurkerze, at up to 42 inches tall, is one of the Chinese Astilbe group, which includes some of the tallest (and shortest) selections. Same easy culture as its smaller relatives. About Astilbes: Easy to grow, tough and hardy, Astilbes are now a mainstay in all good perennial gardens. In fact, American gardeners are in the midst of a passionate love affair with Astilbes. Native to the far east, these beautiful plants and their hybrids have revolutionized the perennial possibilities…