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Amethyst Astilbe

 

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'Amethyst' Astilbe blooms in a striking blush of lavender, bringing luminous color to the shade garden. Graceful, airy plumes shoot upwards from lacy, deep-cut foliage. Prefers moist soils and can be easily grown in containers. Deer resistant. (Astilbe arendsii)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 28-30" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 2-3 eyes
SKU 29FPER3

Plant Information

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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29PERG
29PER3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
29FPER3 (Bag of 3)
29PER30 (Bag of 30) - Out of stock.
Common Name False Spirea Amethyst
Botanical Name Astilbe arendsii Amethyst
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 8-12" flowers
Mature Height 28-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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
Foliage Lacy green leaves.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Great for Mass Plantings
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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.

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American MeadowsAmethyst Astilbe
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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3.0

Pretty

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from sullivan, wi

Verified Reviewer

Comments about American Meadows Amethyst Astilbe:

We had a hot dry summer and only one of the three made it

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Would definitely buy this product again

By 

from Central New Jersey

Pros

  • Need to keep watered
  • Started growing in 2 days
  • Was a foot high in 2 wks

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Amethyst Astilbe:

      Came as bare root stock. Very easy to plant. I was amazed at how quickly it started to grow. Bloomed just fine this first year planted. Would always buy plants shipped this way.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful color!

      By 

      from Atlanta, GA

      Comments about American Meadows Amethyst Astilbe:

      The pink color was stunning! I can't wait for next years flowers!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for shade!

      By 

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Shade loving

      Cons

      • Slow to bloom

      Best Uses

      • Shady dry conditions

      Comments about American Meadows Amethyst Astilbe:

      Great for the shade garden! Blooms where others won't.....in shady, dry conditions, like under large trees. The only flowering perineal I've had bloom, in 17 years!

       
      4.0

      Excellent plants

      By 

      from Tidewater, VA

      Comments about American Meadows Amethyst Astilbe:

      It's nice when plants look like they should.

       
      5.0

      Wow this really popped!

      By 

      from St. Louis, MO

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great growth and healthy

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Added color and dimension

      Comments about American Meadows Amethyst Astilbe:

      Really loved this plant! Added color and dimension in a shady area

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Large and beautiful!

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      from Orono, Maine

      Pros

      • Bloomed first season
      • Grew very quickly
      • Healthy
      • Much larger than expected

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Moist shady spot

      Comments about American Meadows Amethyst Astilbe:

      I was very pleased with these astilbe plants. They arrived bare-root, but when I planted them they grew quite large very quickly. They bloomed this first season and were quite lovely.

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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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