Astilbe 18-40" tall. Feather Flower or False Spirea.
Long-lasting plumes of flamboyant feathery flowers light up the shadier parts of the perennial border. Excellent as a dried flower. Elegant fern-like foliage forms an attractive clump that looks good all season.
This Red & Purple Rain Mix includes our choice of three amazing astilbe varieties to glitter up your shade gardens! Color range includes lavender-purple, raspberry-pink, raspberry-purple and red shades. Each plant will be individually bagged and labeled with its name and cultural information.
Prefers cool shady areas but is surprisingly tolerant of direct sun when planted in consistently moist well-drained soil. Plant 18-24" apart. Divide clumps every few years. Z4. (bare-root crowns)
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When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.