• Overview
    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
  • 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
    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
    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.