Origin of astilbeModern Latin from Classical Greek a-, a- (sense ) + stilb?, glittering, feminine of stilbos: so named from its tiny white flowers
any of a genus (Astilbe) of herbaceous, perennial plants of the saxifrage family, usually having spikes of white, pink, or red flowers
Any of various perennial plants of the genus Astilbe native chiefly to East Asia, having compound basal leaves and widely cultivated for their plumelike panicles of small colorful flowers. Also called false spirea .
Origin of astilbeNew Latin Astilbē genus name a- 1Greek stilbos glittering
- Conversely, although full sun throughout the yard sounds like paradise, other gardeners may want to add raised beds in shady areas to grow ferns, astilbe, impatiens and other flowers that love shade.
- Goats Beard (Astilbe) - A vigorous group of chiefly tall-branching herbaceous perennials.
- Compound Spadix, Palms. c. Compound Raceme, Astilbe.
- Thus we may have a group of racemes, arranged in a racemose manner on a common axis, forming a raceme of racemes or compound raceme, as in Astilbe.