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Maggie Daley Astilbe

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Overview
For lavender-pink blooms in shady gardens, ‘Maggie Daley’ astilbe is at the top of the list. Slightly more tolerant of dry soils than other astilbes, it’s still at its best in a moist location. Mid-summer blooms are held in dense panicles and will dry in place for fall interest. Pinnate, deep green foliage. Clump forming. (Astilbe chinensis)
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Botanical Name
Astilbe chinensis Maggie Daley
Advantages
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Winter Interest, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer

Description

24-36” tall x 12-24” wide. ‘Maggie Daley’ is a medium habit perennial with glossy fern-like foliage and soft lavender panicles of bloom borne in mid-summer. To maximize the beauty and elegance of astilbe throughout the season, pair with earlier and later flowered cultivars, and allow the spent blooms to dry naturally on the plant, creating a ‘living’ dried flower arrangement. Plant in part-sun to shade in moist conditions – a situation with morning sun is ideal. With adequate moisture, the foliage will stay glossy all season and will complement other larger-leaved shade plants such as hosta or ligularia. Unlike hosta, astilbes are rarely browsed by deer. For best results, dig and divide astilbe every 3-5 years to keep clumps healthy, and replenish organic matter to create a deep, rich soil.