Pink & Purple Mix Astilbe – Astilbe arendsii
Pollinators love the giant feathery plumes of astilbes. This pink and purple mix is a delight to behold with colors so bright and cheerful you can’t look away. You’ll love the way it enhances cut arrangements and works beautifully with white, yellow and light colored flowers.
Name:Astilbe Roots – Pink & Purple Mix
Botanical Name:Astilbe arendsii
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:2-3 Eyes
Light Requirement:Partial Sun
Features:Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer
Plant Height:32-40 inches tall, 18-24 inches wide
Plant Spacing:18 to 24 inches
Planting Depth:Top of the root should be 1 inches below the soil line
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
How to Plant Pink and Purple Mix Astilbe Roots
Astilbes are a beautiful addition to almost any area. Also called False Goat’s Beard or Meadowsweet, there are over 25 different varieties of Astilbe, each with a different colors and characteristics. With the right conditions and some occasional water, Astilbes will thrive and provide a unique look to your planting area.
When to Plant Astilbe Roots
Plant your Astilbe roots in the Spring.
Where to Plant Astilbe Roots
Plant your Astilbes in a location protected from full sun – Astilbes can’t survive the heat of the full sun. Astilbes thrive in shady areas that other plants can’t handle. Make sure that the soil in that area is humus-rich and well-draining. If you want to amend your soil, you can add perlite, coarse sand or peat moss to increase draining qualities.
How to Plant Astilbe Roots
Dig a hole about twice as wide as the roots and around 4-6 inches deep so the top of the roots are about 1 inch below the soil line.
How to Care for Astilbe
Make sure that your growing Astilbes get enough water – we recommend that instead of watering a little bit every day, water your Astilbes deeply when the soil looks dry. After about 4 years, divide and replant your roots as to not over-crowd your plants.