Astilbe hybrida 'Beauty of Lisse' (Color Flash Lime™)

Color Flash Lime™ Astilbe (Beauty of Lisse)

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Patents: PP#17816

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Astilbe

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 10 to 16" tall, flower spikes add another 10"

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade

Description: 

Upright habit with bright green/chartreuse foliage and pink flowers.

History: 

From patent application:

"The new Astilbe is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the Inventor in Zuidwolde, The Netherlands. The objective of the breeding program was to develop new fast-growing Astilbe cultivars with attractive foliage and flower coloration."

"The new Astilbe originated from a cross-pollination of two unnamed Astilbe hybrida selections. The new Astilbe was discovered and selected as a single flowering plant by the Inventor in a controlled environment in Zuidwolde, The Netherlands on the basis of its unique foliage coloration."

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at McCorkles in September 2009 and planted it in the courtyard. It blooms reliably and the foliage is bright at the beginning of the season, but it becomes dark green during the summer. It is in shade except for short periods in the summer.


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