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a·stil·be

 (ə-stĭl′bē)
n.
Any of various perennial plants of the genus Astilbe native chiefly to East Asia, having compound basal leaves and widely cultivated for their plumelike panicles of small colorful flowers. Also called false spirea.

[New Latin Astilbē, genus name : a- + Greek stilbos, glittering.]

astilbe

(əˈstɪlbɪ)
n
1. (Botany) any perennial saxifragaceous plant of the genus Astilbe of E Asia and North America: cultivated for their ornamental spikes or panicles of pink or white flowers
2. (Plants) any perennial saxifragaceous plant of the genus Astilbe of E Asia and North America: cultivated for their ornamental spikes or panicles of pink or white flowers
[C19: New Latin, from Greek: not glittering, from a-1 + stilbē, from stilbein to glitter; referring to its inconspicuous individual flowers]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astilbe - any plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowersastilbe - any plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Astilbe - chiefly Asiatic perennials: spirea
Astilbe biternata, false goatsbeard - North American astilbe with panicles of creamy white flowers
Astilbe chinensis pumila, dwarf astilbe - mat-forming evergreen Asiatic plant with finely cut leaves and small pink to burgundy flowers; grown as ground cover
Astilbe japonica, spiraea, spirea - a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming
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Plants with a fibrous root system like hardy geranium and Astilbe will break apart into plantlets quite easily.
Planting beds in the front and rear for this English Tudor Gem integrate characteristic English garden plants like boxwood, hydrangea, coral bells and astilbe along with today's hardy ornamental grasses and smaller-scale ornamental trees perfectly suited for suburban lots.
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ASTILBE is a herbaceous perennial, very hardy and it loves wet or damp soil.
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Then they added lush beds of astilbe, bear's breech, hellebore, and hosta.
Tesselaar's new Color Flash Astilbe, ready for spring 2005, features foliage that matures from bright green to burgundy and purple.
Other plants in this same category are the hydrangea, astilbe, hellebore and Japanese anemone.
Martha Jablow has a 9' x 12' garden in Philadelphia where two tomato plants flourish among impatiens, dianthus, gladiola, astilbe, crocosmia, pulmonaria, lavender, autumn joy, and geraniums.
Astilbe moved up to dispute second in the straight, but the favourite responded as soon as Andreas Suborics asked her to move, and took command soon after passing the two-furlong marker.
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