Astilbe | Thunbergii hybrid | Professor Van der Weilen
Puriri Lane | Astilbe | Thunbergii hybrid | Professor Van der Weilen

Astilbe | Thunbergii hybrid | Professor Van der Weilen

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

perfect for pollinators

Astilbes are the mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They are attractive clump-forming perennials which have graceful, fern-like leaves but the most beautiful part is the arching creamy plume-like flower panicles that rise above the foliage on slender red-stained stems.
Professor Van der Wielen flowers can reach up to 90cm and appear in late spring to early summer and make an excellent cut flower as well as drying to an attractive biscuit colour and flowers can be removed or left on the plant for winter interest.

Astilbes are tolerant of very heavy shade but conversely adapt well to a dappled shade position.  They can be planted in a full sun area but you would need a cool summer and adequate moisture - we mulch our plants to retain moisture.  If you have hot summers then shade is important for success with this plant.  

Professor Van der Weilen is also suited to pond areas and streams or as an edging for shady spots, so really a great all rounder.  Butterflies are attracted to the nectar of these plants and as mentioned previously they cut well and also dry well.

Plants can be easily divided once established and splitting congested clumps after a few years will ensure maximum flowering.

Height to 1m with flower stems x 50cm Wide

Perennial | Hardy 

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


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