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Astilbe 'Astary'

Astilbe arendsii 'Astary'

Astilbe plants are long-blooming, and consist of several species and cultivars, some spikier or fluffier than other. Astilbe does best in regions with cool, moist summers. Use in woodland gardens and along waterways with other shade-loving perennials, such as hostas and ferns.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Make good cut flowers, cut blooms when mature.

Propagation

Division
It's easiest to start with division. Plant the divisions in the spring or autumn about 100 cm apart, depending on the how tall the type will be.
Seed
You can plant astilbe seeds, but they are short–lived and difficult to germinate.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies.
Attracts birds
Attracts a variety of birds

Geography

Origin
Asia and North America.
Natural climate
Forests

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Saxifragaceae
Flower colour
Rose and Mauve., Multi coloured
Scent
None

Problems

While Astilbe is relatively pest and disease resistant, occasionally it can develop powdery mildew or bacterial leaf spots.
Powdery mildew
Powdery mildew
Erysiphaceae

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