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Astilbe – Heirloom Essence
About two years ago Astilbe started to gain attention among flower lovers. This was bolstered by Astilbe’s big presence in Meghan Markle’s royal wedding bouquet, which inspired our current offering, “The American Princess Bouquet.”
According to the British website, The National Collection of Astilbe, Astilbe is native to Japan and China and was first bred in by a German nurseryman named Georg Arends. Starting in the early 1900’s Mr. Arends spent a lifetime breeding Astilbe and many of his original cultivars are still in the blood lines of today’s flowers. The Ruys family in Dedemsvaart, Holland also contributed to the modern world of Astilbe through breeding in the mid-1900s.
To read the rest of the story, please go to: Sun Valley Group’s Flower Talk