Astilbe Mixed

Astilbe Mixed

Buy in bulk and save.

 
DELIVERY STATUS:
Short delay - awaiting stock
Mastercard Visa Amex Paypal

An unlabelled selection of catalogue listed and alternative varieties. An economical way to add gorgeous colour to a shaded garden spot.

Astilbes thrive where many plants don’t, in moist soils with a morning sun to part shade position. There, their handsome, fern like foliage looks wonderful topped with their colourful, feathery plumes.

The flowers mature to bronze as the cooler weather sets in and can remain beautifully ornamental through autumn and winter, even after the foliage fades.

When picked, the flowers last incredibly well in arrangements and you can also dry them.

Plant Astilbe into a humus rich, moist soil. An acid PH is preferred but not demanded. Water in your Astilbe and keep them moist in active growth. You could add a little mulch in summer to help retain moisture around the roots. They are endemic to China, USA and Japan, where they grow beside streams and in damp woodlands. These herbaceous plants grow from rhizomes with the foliage emerging in spring.

Astilbe grow best in part shade, filtered light or morning sun positions – think Hostas, Hellebores and ferns. While they will grow in full shade, they won’t flower to their best and tend to stretch. In sunny positions you will need to ensure they have adequate moisture, or they may become straggly and will struggle to bloom. We have found rabbit and deer don’t bother these plants.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

ABZMX

Botantical name

Astilbe x arendsii

Height

Various

Width

Various

Flowers

Late spring to autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Filtered Light

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

3