Astilbe japonica 'Ellie'

False Spirea

Photo courtesy of Ball Seeds

  • Large, white plumes
  • Plumes fade to green as age rather than brown
  • Shiny, deeply cut green foliage
  • Blooms May-June
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting

Interesting Notes about False Spirea:

Astilbe japonica 'Ellie', also known as False Spirea

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers a rich, moist, acid soil in part shade
Perfect for shady moist spots in your garden

Height: 24-30 in
Spread: 20-24 in
Spacing: 18-24 in
Price Level 1: $10.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: White
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 4 for $40~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Fragrant
  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Container
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained