Wine-red plumes appear in midsummer. Stunningly beautiful when used alone or in combinations in the landscape, Astilbe is attractive from spring to late fall. Upright clusters of colorful blooms are eye-catching in every stage of maturity. Tight flower clusters open slowly to present feathery plumes. The clusters often dry in place and these dried plumes can last well into the fall. Moisture lovers!
Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 38 plants
Common Name: False spirea
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Mature Height: 24 inches
Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants evenly moist.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Whiteflies, powdery mildew
Vernalization Requirements: Required for flowering.
Supplemental Lighting: None required.
Growth Regulators: B-Nine(S) 5,000 ppm
Day Length: Long Day
Other: Apply PGR after blooms appear.