Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Astilbe. The ideal perennial for dry, shaded areas. Astilbes are hardy, long-lived and easy to grow. A mix of ivory, red, pink and mauve colors. Height 24-36". 2-3 eye roots.
Sold as: Pkg of 3
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.
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.