Photo Courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company

Astilbe arendsii Color Flash ('Beauty of Ernst') (False Spirea)

Light pink aromatic plumes grow on thin burgundy stems high atop bright green, deeply-lobed foliage that soon takes on shades of dark green, burgundy, and purple, turning to shades of vibrant gold, orange, and russet colours in the fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Patent Info PP17343