Mighty Pip Plume Astilbe
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Astilbe. Very tall, strong and robust variety. Produces extremely large salmon-pink plumes. A stand out in your garden! Each plume consists of hundreds of tiny flowers, each opening in succession, providing a long season of bloom. Plumes make excellent fresh cuts or for drying in natural bouquets. Astilbe grow best in moist soils and semi-shade. Will tolerate more sun with adequate moisture. Excellent for the woodland garden. Plant in mass for a stunning display. Height 42". No. 1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
Upon Arrival: It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Perennials that come to you in pots should be watered well before planting also. Loosen and tight roots and plant at the same depth as the plant was in the pot. If the leaves are green and growing, you should protect them from frosts with mulch, reemay or any blanket. If white or pale yellow shoots have started to develop, protect them from wind and harsh sun until they green up. You can use any of the methods for protection as mentioned. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
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.