Definitions of astilbe

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

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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