Italian Ice Cream Astilbe
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Astilbe ardensii. A heavy blooming Astilbe that produces loads of icy, light-pink plumes that are incredibly showy and bright. Foliage is dark green and glossy and is perfect in shady locations. Height 24-30". We ship 2-3 eye root.
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Sold as: Pkg of 1
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting.
Planting: Cover the crown, including emerging shoots, with about 1/2" of soil and space at least 1' apart.
Growing: Astilbes require moist, organic, slightly acid soil and partial shade although they will tolerate more sun if there is ample moisture. Mulch in summer and incorporate organic matter into the soil. Dig and divide every 3-4 years in early spring or fall.