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One of the earliest-blooming Astilbes, this variety has tall spires of deep red flowers. Beautiful in the garden, striking in arrangements. (Astilbe arendsii)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-22" tall, 18-22" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
SKU 7ASTILBEG

About Astilbes: Easy to grow, tough and hardy, Astilbes are now a mainstay in all good perennial gardens. In fact, American gardeners are in the midst of a passionate love affair with Astilbes. Native to the far east, these beautiful plants and their hybrids have revolutionized the perennial possibilities of moist, shaded American gardens. They are companions of ferns and our favorite annuals, impatiens--one of the few flowers that make big color in full or partial shade.

The vast majority of the scores of hybrids now available are the work of one man, master hybridizer Georg Arends (Yes, that's why you keep seeing arendsii tacked onto hybrid names.) Mr. Arends, working in Ronsdorf, Germany spent decades hybridizing Sedums, Phlox, Campanulas....and his first love, Astilbes. In 1933, Arends introduced 74 different Astilbe cultivars, and there have been hundreds since.

These plume-flowered plants have ultra-handsome fern-like foliage, (usually dark glossy green) and stiff stems that always hold the elegant plumes aloft without any staking. Flower arrangers find the flower plumes are just as handsome in a vase as in a garden.

From tiny dwarfs to big draping hybrids, Astilbes are all quite easy to grow, as long as their ground does not dry out for long. They must have plenty of moisture, so choose your locations carefully.

Associated SKUs
7ASTILBEG
7ASTILBE3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
7FASTILBE3 (Bag of 3)
Common Name False Spirea
Botanical Name Astilbe arendsii
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 18-22" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-22" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Burgundy
Foliage Red foliage in spring turns green by summer
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Planted last fall and have not come up yet.

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      Comments about Astilbe arendsii Fanal:

      I thought I planted according to instructions but they have not come up yet. I planted them last fall but see nothing yet. :(

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      A Real Failure

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      from Los Altos, CA

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      Can't say much since not one of the 3 starts came up this spring after the late fall planting. When we dug them up to try and diagnose – they were dead. I seem to loose one-half or more of things I buy from American Meadows.

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      4.0

      Long-Lasting Blooms

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      from Camas, WA

      Comments about Astilbe arendsii Fanal:

      The bareroot plants arrived in nice shape and since we had a horribly wet spring, I easily smushed them into the mud and crossed my fingers that they would survive the soaking. Almost too soon to be believed, I saw unfurling leaves erupting from the soggy mess. Within a few short weeks, I had lush, fern-like fronds in deep green beautiful leaves. They've been great all summer, with no pest problems. Only one has bloomed which is to be expected in a first year perennial, but it bloomed 4 times, with gorgeous feathery plumes that lasted a very long time. I can't wait to see how they do next year!

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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