Each astilbe stem has a plume of feather which hold clusters of small flowers together. Astilbe is available in beautiful soft vintage colors, different types of pink and red, white, lavender and peach. The peak and natural bloom period of the astilbe is in the early summer and fall, this is the moment when all the species are available. We buy locally – California, Washington, and Oregon grown. Thanks to the popularity, more and more species are available year-round. Purple astilbe averages about 20-25″ tall and comes with 10 stems in a bunch. Upon arrival, cut the stems and remove foliage up to the water level in the vase and keep in cool, well-ventilated are away from direct sun and heat. It is a popular filler flower and is easy to combine in different styles of bouquets. The flower is often used in (bridesmaid) bouquets, when different colors of astilbe are combined in one bouquet.