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 also 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 its good looks.
Colours and Shapes
Each stem of Astilbe features a plume of the feather-shaped stem that holds clusters of small flowers together. It is available in beautiful soft colours, from pink, white, lavender, peach to deep red. The peak and naturally flowering period of the Astilbe is in the summer. Thanks to the popularity, more and more species are becoming available year-round.
Did you know? The flower can reach up to 85cm
Design with Astilbe
The delicate flowers of Astilbe add a touché of interest and texture to your flower arrangements. It’s a popular filler flower, which is easy to combine in different styles from boho, rustic to country garden. The flower is also often used in bouquets and table decor.
If you are looking for a pretty in pink bouquet, combine Astilbe with Ranunculus, Peonia, Astrantia and spray Roses. Alternatively, for a bold and dramatic gesture, combine Astilbe with Allium Sphaerocephal, Mimosia, Gomphrena and Waxflower.
Firstly, make sure you inspect the flowers of any damage and brown spots on arrival. Shake the flowers gently and loosen the stems apart from one another. Cut the stems and put the flowers into the water for a couple of hours, or preferably overnight in a dry, cool environment.
Types of Astilbe
Below, find some varieties of Astilbe that are available to purchase on the market.
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To conclude, you can 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.