Astilboides tabularis
Astilboides tabularis

Astilboides tabularis

SKU: S24395
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Common Name: Astilboides
Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/9W Exposure: Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jul
Mature Height: 3' Spacing: 3-4'
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Astilboides tabularis is a curious thing with huge, bright green leaves that are round and flat and measure (on a mature plant) in excess of 24″ across. The effect in the garden is dramatic, for there simply is no bolder foliage to be found among hardy perennials. Although Astilboides does flower, sending up creamy white, Astilbe-like plumes in July, the leaves are what always steal the show.

This genus contains a single species, A. tabularis (formerly known as Rodgersia tabularis), which is native to northern China. Grow with Ferns, Hostas, Astilbes, and other plants that share its preference for partial shade and evenly moist soil. Allow plenty of room for growth when planting, because a single specimen may reach 3′ tall and 3–4′ wide. This is not a plant for the Deep South or the desert Southwest.

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only one survived

I bought two of these for a shaded corner of my garden. One is the doing very well and looking cute, but the other shriveled and never came up (this one was not looking very good when I received it)...

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eye-catching shade plant

These plants are fun, interesting additions to shade gardens. The leaves on mature plants are large, soft green, and make a nice contrast to the other more usual shade plants. They have done well in Boston area with no special care. Any prolonged sunlight and the leaves will burn.

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Thriving in Alaska!

This plant has done well in the Alaska Botanical Garden for several years and is a real eye-catcher in a mixed perennial bed here in Anchorage.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: ass-till-boy'dees

At its best in evenly moist soil. Slugs and snails may chew holes in leaves; set out shallow bowls of beer to keep the population in check, put down diatomaceous earth (available at many garden centers).