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Astilbe Mix

Add a variety of color to your shade garden with this sampler of favorite white, red, and pink Astilbes.

Item Size

Bag of 3 - Root Size: 2-3 eyes
Bag of 5

Price: $20.95

Sale: $10.48

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 32-36" 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 2FPER5
Common Name False Spirea
Botanical Name Astilbe
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 32-36" 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
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hosta Albomarginata

    Hosta Albomarginata

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Bleeding Heart White

    Bleeding Heart White

Description
This bag of 5 is a beautiful bargain. Five all-different with a range of colors.

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hosta Albomarginata

    Hosta Albomarginata

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Bleeding Heart White

    Bleeding Heart White

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4.0

Very Fun

By FlowerBabe

from San Leandro, CA

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Fast growing

Cons

  • Smaller than expected

Best Uses

  • Color spot
  • Texture

Comments about American Meadows Astilbe Mix:

I got the assortment on a whim. They don't come marked with what's what, so it's kind of a gamble if you don't intend to plant them all together in one bed, or have an intended color scheme. I planted three in front in partial sun areas, and two in back, in very shady conditions. They've ALL grown very quickly, despite the grey wet weather we've had. The only one blooming so far is a dark red, and it's much smaller than I'd imagined it to be. The foliage on all of them is great and adds wonderful contrast and texture. I can't wait for the others to bloom!

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How-To Guides
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hosta Albomarginata

    Hosta Albomarginata

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Bleeding Heart White

    Bleeding Heart White

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hosta Albomarginata

    Hosta Albomarginata

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Bleeding Heart White

    Bleeding Heart White

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