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Astilbe arendsii Sister Theresa

Glowing with pink, cotton candy-colored flowers, this variety produces particularly lavish blooms. Use it to brighten up a shady corner. (Astilbe arendsii)

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Bag of 3 - Root Size: 2/3 eyes

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 20-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 5ASTILBE3
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 Pink
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" 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 Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Borders
Ships to Canada No
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Description

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

        i would buy this product again!!

        By Pami

        from Hazlet, NJ

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        Pros

        • Fresh
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vibrant
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Sister Theresa - Root:

          I planted this Astilbe in a mixed-sun flower bed. It was placed toward the back, and grew beautifully, as a backgound flower. The color blended well with the mix of purples, pinks, and yellows I had chosen, and the darker green leaves set off it's beautiful pink flowers. It does take up a lot of space, as it grows quickly, so you need to make sure there is plenty of room around it to grow!!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So pretty in the shade

          By Mariann from Amarillo

          from Amarillo,Texas

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Sister Theresa - Root:

            this plant is growing and thriving right under a large holly bush, in the shade.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            the best flower ever

            By Diamond Dave

            from Greenville SC

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

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              • Garden

              Comments about American Meadows Astilbe chinensis Sister Theresa - Root:

              The description before I purchased this buld was the best ever allowing to decide exactly what I wanted in the area that I choose to plane my new flower bed

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              Shipping

              Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest 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. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

              Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from 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) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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