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Astilbe japonica Red Sentinel

Perennial Spirea

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

Vibrant scarlet-red plumes of Astilbe Red Sentinel sway above lacy medium forest green foliage. The mahoghany-red stems make a nice complement to the plume color. Airy plumes in summer move with the slightest breeze.

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:

  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Winter Interest
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • For a Shady Spot
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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.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: ASRS