Color Flash® Astilbe
Astilbe x arendsii 'Beauty of Ernst' PP #17,343
Pronunciation: a-STIL-bee ar-END-see-eye
|Description||Brilliant electric green foliage emerges in early spring, soon maturing to a palette of burgundy, purple, and green. In fall, foliage turns vibrant gold, orange and russet colors. Group in flower beds or spot in mixed containers. Tolerates more sun than other varieties, making it much more versatile in the garden. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Mid to late summer|
|Mature Size||Foliage reaches 10 in. tall, 18 in. wide; up to 18 in. tall in bloom.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||This is one of the stellar perennials of the highbrow border and semi-formal gardens. A superior choice for high profile foundation beds adding foliage interest even when not in bloom. Blends perfectly into the semi-shaded mixed border, providing strong color through summer. Mass or naturalize in woodland gardens. Also at home in country garden settings with hedges and cottage style flowers in informal drifts and masses. Exploit unique coloring with exotic container plant combinations.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, acidic, well-drained soil, sited in bright shade or filtered sun; does not tolerate dry conditions. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist, avoiding the crown. Clip spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Remove old foliage and stems in early spring. Feed in early spring, and again after bloom.|
|Lore||In Asia, the leaves of astilbe are used as tea and are often a tea substitute when supply is low. The young leaves are also cooked as greens.|
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