• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering to maintain consistent soil moisture.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate, gracefully mounding grower to 2 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Color for Shade
    Blooms:
    Mid-Spring to Summer
  • Detail
    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
    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.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, acidic soil, but very adaptable. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist; avoid the crown. Cut back 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 shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Requires regular watering to maintain consistent soil moisture.

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