The true raiser of the plant is unknown. It is in the Astilbe register as either B. Ruys of Germany or Van Waveran of Holland. It is most likely to have been the wholesale nursery of Van Waveran who bought a lot of seedlings from Georg Arends in Germany and raised and named several in the early 1900s.

An arendsii hybrid

Available from one or two nurseries in UK.
Growers from some European countries report it to have slightly different coloured flowers, this may be because of different soil conditions.

A very good early flowering cultivar of excellent habit.
A unique coloured form.

Medium – 61-80cm

Early – 1st-15th July

colour Light Purple
shape Trullate
density Moderately Dense
Colour Mid green
Nodes Colour Green
Terminal Leaflet
Surface Glossy