To Have and To Hold Astilbe
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Astilbe. Astilbe can sometimes be overlooked, but you cannot beat the easy care and long-lasting blooms in a partly shaded garden. 'To Have and To Hold' has better sun and heat tolerance than most Astilbes and boasts fluffy mauve-pink flower spikes. Plants have a tidy, mounded habit with glossy, dark green foliage with hints of burgundy. Gorgeous coloured plumes are gracefully set high above attractive dark, long-lasting foliage. Astilbes are one of the top choices when selecting perennials. As soon as they emerge from root to stem, they set and hold form for even the barest of gardens from early spring through winter. Astilbes can be left standing until the following spring. Gardeners are actually encouraged to leave the flower plumes especially during the winter months, as birds will feed off them when food is often scarce, and of course the plumes will add extra beauty to your winter garden. Height 26-28". 2-3 eye root.
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Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 13.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 12.75 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 12.00 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 11.35 / pkg|
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. 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 a while before the plant shows itself.
Cover the crown, including emerging shoots, with about 1/2" of soil and space at least 1' apart.
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.