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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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32FPER3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
|Common Name||False Spirea|
|Botanical Name||Astilbe japonica|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade|
|Mature Height||20-24" tall|
|Estimated Mature Spread||12-24" 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||Glossy green foliage.|
|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.
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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.View Shipping Rate Chart
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Comments about American Meadows Astilbe japonica Peach Blossom:
I bought 9 astilbe last fall: 3 of these Astilbe japonica Peach Blossoms, 3 Astilbe arendsii Fanal, & 3 Astilbe chinensis Visions. I planted all 9 together as directed on the packages the day after receiving them in the mail. It's now the following June 1st and I'm disappointed to see that only 1 of the 9 is growing. The other 8 are duds, which is quite a high no-grow rate. I don't know which of the three types survived because I mixed them when planting and there is no blossom yet. I've attached a pic of the scene. (The smaller green plants are just weeds.) I live in MA and we had a balmy winter so I'm not sure why theses had such a high failure rate.
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.
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