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.
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.
Astilbe Elisabeth Van Veen
Astilbe Else Schluck
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.