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Astilbe Paul Gaarder

Bright and beautiful.

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Brilliant, magenta pink plumes to last through the summer. A lovely way to introduce height and colour to your garden.

Astilbes thrive in moist soils, their handsome, fern like foliage looks wonderful in a woodland garden or shady border.

The flowers of Astilbe can be picked for vases where they last incredibly well, you can even dry them.

The flowers will turn bronze with the cooler weather and remain beautifully ornamental through autumn and winter, even after the foliage fades.

Astilbe grow best in part shade, filtered light or morning sun positions – think Hostas and ferns. They will grow in full shade but won’t flower their best. 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 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.

Code

ABZPG

Botantical name

Astilbe x arendsii

Height

70-85cm

Width

40-60cm

Flowers

Summer to autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

3