A showy and hardy species that is easy to identify, False Goat’s Beard is planted in gardens to provide color and fragrance. They have 25 standard varieties and have been cross-bred with dozens of other plants.
Native to Asia and North America, the Astilbe is a hardy plant that can withstand high temperatures when provided with enough water. They come in many variations and range from white to deep purple colors.
Easily recognizable, many gardens have False Goat’s Beard growing as it is easy to care for and will survive most weather climates. These plants can grow to 4 feet (1.21 m) and are nicknamed “False Goat Beard” because of their flowers that look like tiny beards.
This plant is quite hardy, but when grown in a pot, it will quickly become cold due to poor insulation. Move them indoors for the winter for strong, healthy plants in spring.