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Astilbe arendsii Amethyst

Plant this luminous Astilbe in any shady spot of the garden and it will be sure to turn heads – Amethyst’s rich, lavender plumes almost seem to glow! (Astilbe arendsii)

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 32-40" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 29PERG
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 Purple
Estimated Mature Height 32-40" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Borders
Additional Information N/A
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description

This is the famous rich purple-plumed Astilbe. It never fails to stun visitors to a garden when they see the almost electric-lavender hue of its blooms.

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.

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5.0

Came up fast; bloomed first year.

By Guinea Girl

from Central Pennsylvania

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Bloomed first year
  • Grew fast
  • My deer don't eat it

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Naturalized wooded garden
    • Shade garden

    Comments about American Meadows Astilbe arendsii Amethyst - Root:

    Really pleased with the customer service.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Purple in the Shade

    By Mariann in Amarillo

    from Amarillo, Texas

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows Astilbe arendsii Amethyst - Root:

      This plant grows in the shade or partial sun.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good start for Astilbes

      By Blue Tigra

      from South Oregon Coast

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Astilbe arendsii Amethyst - Root:

        I needed many plants for shade. These lovelies are already budding in a hurry. All plants bought at American Meadows (first time this year)are already budding and growing well on South Coastal Oregon. The only con is that our local deer like them a bit too much and I have to protect them. All my plants are deer resistant but the deer don't know that..

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        Shipping

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

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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