astilbe

Definitions of astilbe
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n any plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers

Types:
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
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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