Airy, Showy Bridal Veil Astilbe for Shade
- Pure White Blooms are Held in a Tall Plume
- Deep Green Foliage
- Perfect for the Partial Shade Garden
- Long-Lasting Blooms Remain Showy for Weeks
- Use as a Cut Flower, or in Dried Arrangements
- Butterfly and Hummingbird Magnet
- Deer Don’t Prefer the Taste
- Cold Hardy
- Heat Tolerant
- Widely Adaptable
Ahhh…the appeal of a partially shaded yard is relaxing, soothing and calm. Mature trees cast delicious shade and make your landscape very liveable.
Now, all you need to do is add the romantically soft, fine-textured Bridal Veil Astilbe (Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bridal Veil’). The green, glossy foliage looks great all season, and you’ll be thrilled with the wide, tall spires of white flowers in summer.
The erect flowers rise high above a basal clump of attractive, finely serrated leaves. The impressive cluster is composed of masses of tiny flowers in summer.
As you might imagine, Bridal Wreath is a fluffy, white variety that looks delicate and airy. It’s well suited to any landscape style from formal to rustic and everything in between.
Also called False Spirea, Bridal Veil is an enchanting sight in the garden. You’ll look forward to them every year.
Let them be a long-lived staple in your garden. There aren’t many plants as easy-care, nor as useful in a shaded spot. Contrast their foliage against large-leaved Hosta, or place them in front of native shrubs like Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire.
Count on this variety to perform faithfully for you year after year.
Can you imagine how special several Bridal Veil Astilbe would be as a wedding present? Use this beautiful perennial to commemorate an anniversary, or even the passing of your beloved.
Butterflies adore these pristine blooms.You’ll have many of these “flying flowers” come to sip from these nectar-rich resource plants. They work them over for a long time, as well. Keep your camera ready!
Brighten your shady borders with these elegant partial shade-loving plants. Order Bridal Veil Astilbe from our expert growers today.
How to Use Bridal Veil Astilbe in the Landscape
Although we think these look best as part of a massed planting, you can certainly add a single plant as a specimen. Let it grace a memorial stone, or sit at the foot of a well-loved garden statue.
Use two flanking either side of a shaded gate as a bright welcome. Paint the gate white, yellow or indigo blue, whatever you like. The pure tones of Bridal Veil partner with any color.
Run several of them along the length of a forgotten side yard to heighten the journey by creating anticipation for the destination.
Use them to define the boundary between a manicured lawn and a naturalized area.
Plant on the east or west side of mature evergreen trees in a raised bed.
Pair them with spring-blooming bulbs like Crocus or Narcissus under a deciduous flowering tree. They’ll help hide the yellowing leaves of the spent bulbs as they overlap their seasons of interest perfectly.
You’ll love them in a long, natural-looking drift. To create, space them 1, 2, 3 or even 4 deep in a sinuous curve. Vary the spacing between 15 to 24 inches apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Let the planting “flow” a bit and avoid straight rows.
Nature Hills offers many other Astilbe varieties. Create a wonderful mix of shades with a special collection.
If you can bear to trim any of the blooms, they can be brought inside and dried for cunning little flower arrangements. Bundle and hang them upside down to dry.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Bridal Veil loves 4 hours of sunlight a day. It is a durable plant that should do well with a bit more sun, as long as the soil doesn’t get too dry.
When planting, add a small handful or two of peat moss or leaf compost to your backfill soil. This plant responds beautifully when Nature Hills Root Booster beneficial soil additive is added to the top inches of soil during planting. Apply according to the directions.
While it does need well-drained soil in winter, Astilbe likes to remain moist in summertime. Use at least 3 inches of mulch over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation. Plan to provide supplemental water on a regular basis.
Because they need water, you’ll be tempted to place them where your lawn sprinklers can reach them. Just take care when using lawn fertilizers nearby. Those are nitrogen-rich formulas that will reduce the blooming in your perennials.
Instead, give your Astilbes a good, slow-release fertilizer for flowering plants in early spring. Top dress with compost in spring, too.
In order to keep Bridal Veil Astilbe looking good for the next year, do not cut it back in the winter, (the old foliage helps protect the plant from winter damage), but prune in early spring.
You’ll grow to cherish the feathery plumes of tall flowers and the beautiful, lustrous foliage. Add Bridal Veil Astilbe to your landscape this season.