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Photo: Astilbe

Photo: Astilbe

General description

Astilbe is a perennial with beautiful, showy flowers atop glossy, fern–like foliage. Its flower clusters vary in size from 6 inches to 2 feet and its height varies from 6 inches to 5 feet, depending on the type.

Astilbe may look delicate but they are tough. They are easy to grow and will live a long time in your garden.

Plant requirements

Astilbes prefer a site that receives light to moderate shade; they will burn in full sun.
Astilbes prefer soils that provide average to slightly below average moisture. Make sure your soil drains well and does not puddle or get water-logged in rain. Amend soil with peat moss, perlite and course sand to improve the drainage. 

Properties

Height
10 - 60 cm
Color
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Soil type
Loam
Sand
Sunlight
Partial shade
Full shade
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy