Astilbe arendsii Sister Theresa

 

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Glowing Astilbe with pink, cotton candy-colored flowers, this variety produces particularly lavish blooms. Use it to brighten up a shady corner. (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 20-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 3-5 eyes
SKU 5ASTILBE3

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.

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
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 Time Spring / Summer
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 is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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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American MeadowsAstilbe arendsii Sister Theresa
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Low maintenance (3)

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5.0

Beautiful plants - less than optimal loc

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from Sunland, CA

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Pros

  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Slow Growth

Best Uses

  • Border Control
  • Containers
  • Cut Flowers
  • Raised Beds

Comments about American Meadows Astilbe arendsii Sister Theresa:

Plants were very healthy when received. They are struggling a bit now since my area is very hot and dry (Sunland, CA) so I planted them in a variety of shady spots in my garden. But I am unsure if the temperatures may be too extreme. Astilbe do OK in another local garden. Too much light? Too little as placed? We'll see. Astilbe are lovely plants so I hope at least one locale will be OK. It's worth trying.

 
4.0

Wait until next year.

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from Mount Carmel,Pa.

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Pros

  • Low Maintenance

Cons

  • Short Bloom Time

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Astilbe arendsii Sister Theresa:

    I plant these under a tree at our campsite. They did not bloom very well this year but they usually bloom in June and I just planted them this year. I am going to order more and plant them this fall. I am expecting them to do fantastic next year and have beautiful pink feathery blooms under my tree next year.

     
    5.0

    i would buy this product again!!

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    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 arendsii Sister Theresa:

      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

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      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 arendsii Sister Theresa:

        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

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        from Greenville SC

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows Astilbe arendsii Sister Theresa:

          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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          • Personal

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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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