Astilbe japonica 'Red Sentinel' False Spirea

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Astilbe japonica 'Red Sentinel' False Spirea

Beautiful in the shady garden

Vibrant red flowers and stems

Long bloom time
Colorful foliage

Vibrant scarlet-red plumes of Astilbe Red Sentinel sway above lacy medium forest green foliage. The mahoghany-red stems make a nice complement to the plume color. Airy plumes in summer move with the slightest breeze.

Astilbe are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They combine well with other moisture loving plants like Brunnera, Ligularia, Lobelia and Hosta.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower: Red
Accent: Red

Astilbe General Information

Astilbe lend a refined grace to perennial borders. Perfect for the shade garden along with Hostas and Ferns. Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. Effective anywhere with rich moist soil and partial shade.

Astilbe Plant Care

Low care. Needs moisture during dry spells. Dried heads can be left standing if desired or cut down at anytime. Can be divided every 3-5 years in early spring. Cut through woody crowns to separate eyes to form additional plants. Add fertilizer or compost if desired when planting or moving and in late fall to winter.


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