ASTILBE RISE AND SHINE

$14.00

Out of stock

2 Gallon
FEATURES
Very strong flower scapes hold hot pink plumes that do not require staking. An Astilbe chinensis hybrid, which means it tolerates a little more sun and drought tolerance.

Attracts:
Bees
Resists:
Deer
Rabbits
CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Type: Perennial

Height Category: Medium

Garden Height: 25 – 28 Inches

Spacing: 12 – 18 Inches

Spread: 12 – 18 Inches

Flower Colors: Pink

Flower Shade: Hot pink

Foliage Colors: Green

Foliage Shade: Green

Habit: Upright

Container Role: Thriller
PLANT NEEDS
Light Requirement: Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: Easy
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: Consistent
Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil
Fertile Soil
Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil
Neutral Soil
Uses: Border Plant
Container
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Mass Planting
Maintenance Notes:
Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there.

Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement–lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop.

Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant.

‘Rise and Shine’ Astilbe hybrid