Astilbe x arendsii 'Granat'Item #0162 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Stunning red blooms add drama to shady gardens and make fantastic cut flowers. Plant in mass for stunning effect. Lush green foliage on upright plants. At home in the woodland garden or under shade trees that love moisture. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs wet or constantly moist soil.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing to 24 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-STIL-bee ar-END-see-eyePlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 7, 14 - 17, 32 - 45Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 24 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.Special features:Gift PlantFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:RedGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasThis is one of the stellar perennials of the semi-formal garden border. A superior choice for high profile foundation beds. Perfect in semi-shaded mixed borders. Mass or naturalize in woodland gardens. At home in country garden settings with hedges and cottage style flowers when arranged in informal drifts and masses.Companion PlantsGroup this perennial with soft companions such as Black Stem Bigleaf Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra'), Eskimo Viburnum, (Viburnum x 'Eskimo'), Roseum Elegans Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Roseum Elegans') and Sensation Lilac, (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
- History & LoreHistory:This group falls into the Saxifragaceae. The genus was classified by the English authority on plants of India, Francis Buchanan. He named it from the Greek for without sheen or non-shining to describe the foliage. There are about 14 species, mostly from Asia and a couple of North Americans. This species originates in Japan and is the source of florist's cut materia.Lore:In China these plants are commonly known as Ch'Ang Chan.