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Astilbe  thunbergii (Siebold & Zucc.) Miq.   
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FamilySAXIFRAGACEAE
Genus species var.Astilbe  thunbergii (Siebold & Zucc.) Miq. 
SynonymsHoteia thunbergii Siebold & Zucc. (basionym)
 Astilbe intermedia Knoll
 Astilbe sikokumontana Koidz.
Territory Eastern AsiaJapan, (HonshuKyushuShikoku)
grassland
Description lower leaves triternate, ultimate leaflets ovate, 4-12cm long, double acute-dentate, at base shallowly cordate, panicle 10-30cm long, densely glandular, petals 3-4mm
Size40-80cm
Colorwhite, fading rose
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, light, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring, before sprouting
BibliographyFlora of Japan www.biodiversitylibrary.org
The Plant List (2013) www.theplantlist.org
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