Product: Astilbe

Astilbe, this delicate, feathery flower is popular and favourited by many for its look and style for weddings flowers. All of the twenty species of Astilbe belong to Saxifragaceae family. By origin, it is grwon in mountain ravines and woodland areas in China and Japan. The German Botanist, George Arends introduced the flower in the early 20th century in the United States.
The name Astilbe comes from the Greek word ‘A’ (meaning without) and ‘stilbe’ (meaning brilliance). Not the meaning you would expert for this beautiful, happy flower. Some other common names are false goat’s beard, feather and false spirea. If you see the flower, you can imagine where the name comes from.


Astilbe flowers are a symbol of patience and dedication to a beloved one. If you give this flower away to a loved, you give away a promise  that you will be waiting for this person. The flower is a long bloomer, symbolising the dedication for a loved one, did you know? It certainly is an apt flower to use at a wedding and not just for it’s good looks.

Colors, Shapes, And Availability

Each stem of Astilbe features a plume of feather shaped stem that hold clusters of small flowers together. Astilbe is available in beautiful soft vintage colors, different types of pink, white, lavender, peach to deep red. The peak and naturally bloom period of the Astilbe is in the summer, this is the moment when all the species are available. Thanks to the popularity, more and more species are year-round available. Some people think that the flower is only available in a short length, but the flower can reach up a length till 85 centimetres.

Astilbe | Holex Flower

Design Combinations with Astilbe

The delicate flowers of Astilbe add a touché of drama and texture to your arrangements. It’s a popular filler flower, which is easy to combine in different styles from boho, rustic to country gardem. The flower is often used in bouquets and table decor. Go for a total pink bouquet with Astilbe, Ranunculus, Peonia, Astrantia and spray Roses. Or combine lavender Astilbe with Statice, Silver dollar Eucalyptus, Syringa, Scabiosa and Leather leaf.  Or go for a dramatic and big gesture with Astilbe, Allium Sphaerocephal, Acacia Mimosia, Gomphrena and Chamelaucium (wax flower).


Shop Care Tips

Inspect the flowers on damage and brown spots when you receive them. Shake the flowers gently, to loosen the stems from each other. Cut the stems and put the flowers quick on water. Hydrated are the flower a lot stronger then dry. Preferably stored in the cooler.


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Find more varieties of Astilbe available on the website here. Along with more inspiration on how to incorporate this delicate, pretty flower into different styles of arrangements on our Pinterest Board.




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