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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.
Height: Medium 20-24″
Spacing: 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
Wet Site Tolerant
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. Dried heads can be left standing if desired or cut down at anytime. 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.