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  • Bright red plumes are presented in upright spires
  • Blooms in early summer; one of the earliest reds to bloom
  • Foliage is mahogany red in spring, turning green by summer
  • One of the most popular reds; a vigorous grower

A member of Astilbe x arendsii (Hybrid Astilbe/False Spirea). A group of hybrids developed by famed German nurseryman George Arends. Includes crosses between A. chinensis var. davidii with A. astilboidesA. japonica, and A. thunbergii. The resulting hybrids comprise over 95% of all Astilbe sold in the USA.

 

Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there.

Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop.

Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant.

 

From Walters Gardens website https://www.waltersgardens.com/variety.php?ID=ASBFA

Astilbe arend. 'Fanal'

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$9.95Price
  • Common Name

    Hybrid Astilbe

     False Spirea

    Plant Type Perennial
    Zone 4-9
    Height 20"
    Spacing 18.0-20"
    Growth Habit Uprignt
    Growth Rate Medium
    Bloom Time Early Summer
    Light
    Requirements

    Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

    Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

    Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)

    Water Needs

    Average Water Needs

    Consistent Water Needs

    Soil Type

    Fertile Soil Quality

    Animal
    Resistance
    Deer
    Rabbit
    Tolerance  
    Uses

    Border Plant

    Container

    Cut Flower

    Cut Foliage

    Dried Flower

    Fragrant Flowers

    Mass Planting

    Origin Not Native to North America
    Attracts Wings:  Bee Friendly                                       

     

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