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Astilbe Fireberry

Great in shade.

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The stunning, flamingo pink plumes stand tall throughout summer and into autumn. A compact plant from the Astilbe ‘Short ‘n’ Sweet’ range, it will reach around 40cm tall so is perfect for a front to middle position in your beds, or even in pots.
Astilbe ‘Fireberry’ has low growing, green, deeply divided fern like foliage.
Left in the garden, Astilbe blooms will turn into bronze seed heads, these have autumn/winter ornamental value. You can also choose to pick the flowers as they last well in a vase.
Astilbe 'Fireberry' grows best in part shade to morning sun positions. Astilbe will grow in full shade but won't flower as well as they could. In sunny positions you will need to ensure they have adequate moisture or they tend to become straggly.
Plant Astilbe into a humus rich, moist, well drained soil, an acid PH is preferred. Water in your Astilbe and keep moist in active growth, they are not dry tolerant and prefer the soil to be a little on the moist side. Adding a little mulch in summer will help to retain moisture around the roots.
Our tip; if planting in pots ensure you keep the moisture up – Astilbe like to be moist and pots can dry out quickly.

Code

ABCFB

Botantical name

Astilbe chinensis

Height

Width

Flowers

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

3