Astilbe, a dreamy plume at a great height. A long stem, resulting in a striking plume: the Astilbe is not an inconspicuous type. Use the flower to give your bouquet a big boost, or put Astilbe solo in a tall, narrow vase.
COLORS AND SHAPES
The striking plumes of the Astilbe are white, yellow, soft pink lilac, bright pink, red or purple. The color depends on the species and there are many of them. The green leaves of many Astilbes are incised or serrated and therefore very photogenic. The flower is remarkably long and can reach 90 centimeters. Astilbe also works well as a dried flower, so you can start a long-term relationship with her.
The feathery flower does not have a distinctly pronounced symbolism, but the plant from which the flower comes does. The soft plumes stand for 'I'm waiting for you', which gives the flower a very dramatic yet romantic character.
The Astilbe once grew only in Asia and North America, until a world traveler took her to Europe in the late 18th century. We owe it to the German grower George Arends that we still come across the flower and can order it online on MyFlowers.