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Astilbe 'Burgandy Red'
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Astilbe 'Amber Moon'
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ASTILBE (FALSE SPIREA) ZONE 3-9 (PART-SHADE TO SHADE)
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. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.




ASTILBE 'AMBER MOON' NEW 2014
This Astilbe is useful for brightening up the shade garden as well as providing beautiful long-stemmed flowers for fresh and dried bouquets. The foliage emerges bright chartreuse yellow in spring with a tinge of red pigment in the newest leaves. It provides a bright spot of color and lacy texture to the shade garden in spring and then greens up a bit by late summer. Very tall, strong, blush red stems carry rose pink flower panicles in midsummer. ‘Amber Moon’ displays good heat tolerance and a robust habit like Chinese Astilbe, though we cannot say for sure that it is pure A. chinensis. It is best grown in partial to full shade because of its light colored foliage. 38" high and 28" wide. Midsummer bloom time.
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AMBER MOON
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ASTILBE 'AUGUST LIGHT'
Long, scarlet-red plumes. Blooms in mid to late summer; one of the latest reds to bloom. New leaves are tinted red, then turn medium green. 28" high by 24" wide.
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astilbe august light
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ASTILBE 'BRIDAL VEIL'
The classic white astilbe. Lacy white panicles gently droop at the tips, lending a frothy look to the clump. Blooms in early summer. Deep green, glossy foliage. 28" high by 22" wide.

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astilbe bridal veil
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ASTILBE 'BURGANDY RED' NEW 2014
Dark red scapes carry raspberry colored buds which open to rich burgundy red, triangular flower plumes in early to midsummer. As the flowers age, they turn a vibrant shade of fuchsia. Glossy, deep green, finely dissected leaves form a nice clump in the landscape. 20" high by 20" wide.
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burgandy red
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ASTILBE 'FIREBERRY'
16" wide by 16" high. In a series of dwarf Astilbes from hybridizer Jan Verschoor comes this vibrant raspberry pink selection with diamond-shaped plumes. Colorful blossoms are produced atop a relatively short clump of foliage in early to midsummer. The mid-green foliage is more petite than larger forms such as A. chinensis. ‘Fireberry’ makes a nice addition to combination containers.
$13.00




astilbe fireberry
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ASTILBE 'GLOW'
Very dark red buds open to reveal striking, deep red flowers with rose highlights; they truly glow as their name implies. Flower plumes are narrowly triangular and are held upright. Blooms in midsummer. Leaves are bronze-red in spring, turning mid-green by summer. 30" high by 24" wide.
$13.00


astilbe glow
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ASTILBE chinensis 'MAGGIE DALEY' NEW 2014
Bright lavender-purple plumes are dense and fuzzy. Blooms in mid to late summer. Shiny, dark green foliage is attractive even when the plant is not in bloom. A member of Astilbe chinensis (Chinese Astilbe). A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant. Shorter varieties such as 'Pumila' make excellent groundcovers. 28" high by 20" wide.
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maggie daley
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ASTILBE 'MILK AND HONEY'
Creamy white plumes turn light pink as they age. Blooms in mid to late summer. Bushy foliage appears slightly marbled with green and silver when it's young, then turns solid green as it matures. Strong grower; blooms prolifically. 30" high by 20" wide.
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astilbe milk and honey
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ASTILBE chinensis 'PURPLE RAIN' NEW 2014
Bright purple plumes are dense and fuzzy. Blooms in mid to late summer. Shiny, dark green foliage is attractive even when the plant is not in bloom. A member of Astilbe chinensis (Chinese Astilbe). A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant. Shorter varieties such as 'Pumila' make excellent groundcovers. 18" high by 28" wide.
$13.00




PURPLE RAIN
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ASTILBE 'RED SENTINEL'
Vibrant scarlet-red flowers are held in open, lacy panicles. Blooms in early to midsummer. Forest green foliage and mahogany-red stems.One of the best red astilbes. 24" high by 18" wide.
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astilbe red sentinel
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ASTILBE 'RISE AND SHINE'
Large 8 inch long, hot pink, pyramidal plumes. Very strong flower stems do not require staking. Blooms in midsummer. This new Astilbe chinensis hybrid offers superior genetics that result in a more solid root structure and more vibrant flower colors than the straight species. However, they still offer the increased sun and drought tolerance of the chinensis species. 27" HIGH.
$13.00

astilbe rise and shine
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ASTILBE 'YOUNIQUE CARMINE'
We have been incredibly impressed with the YOUNIQUE series of Astilbe from Dutch hybridizer Jan Verschoor. All members of this series are incredibly floriferous, often producing double the number of flowers of older selections. This showy flower display is produced atop very compact plants, and the flowers are in perfect proportion to the foliage. They are beautiful both in the garden and in containers. Astible YOUNIQUE CARMINE™ grows quickly to form a nice mound of petite foliage topped by bunches of fragrant, triangular, fuchsia-red plumes in early to midsummer. 20" high by 20" wide.
$13.00



astilbe younique carmine
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Feb 15, 2014