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Astilbe japonica Montgomery

Perennial Spiraea

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 20-24" (Plant 18" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Acidic, Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Huge plumes of dark magenta red flowers in summer. Lush fern-like foliage emerges with bronze-red tints and matures to a deep dark green. Astilbe Montgomery makes an outstanding specimen when paired with white flowering plants.

Astilbe are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They combine well with other moisture loving plants like Brunnera, Ligularia, Lobelia and Hosta.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Winter Interest
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • For a Shady Spot

Astilbe General Information:

Astilbe lend a refined grace to perennial borders. Perfect for the shade garden along with Hostas and Ferns. Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. Effective anywhere with rich moist soil and partial shade.

Astilbe Plant Care:

Low care. Needs moisture during dry spells. Best to clean up in the spring as seedheads are attractive. Can be divided every 3-5 years in early spring. Cut through woody crowns to separate eyes to form additional plants. Add fertilizer or compost if desired when planting or moving and in late fall to winter.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: ASMO