Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Requires regular watering to maintain consistent soil moisture.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate, gracefully mounding grower to 2 ft. tall.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Mid-spring to summer
Botanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee ar-END-see-eye
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate, gracefully mounding grower to 2 ft. tall.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Mid-spring to summer
Flower color:Red
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasLooks beautiful displaying its ruby red blooms in the middle to back row of a shade garden. Especially showy in a large grouping surrounded by smaller, white-flowering plants.
Care Information
Provide enriched, evenly moist, acidic to neutral soil. Mulch to keep roots cool and preserve moisture, avoiding the crown. Cut back stems and old foliage and fertilize in early spring. Feed again after bloom. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Requires regular watering to maintain consistent soil moisture.