Astilbe x arendsii 'Deutschland'
|Description||Graceful, airy mounds with plumes of snow white, feathery flowers. Works well in pots and tubs. Creates a very showy landscape accent in moist areas, such as around pools and water features, in a shaded to dappled shade setting. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Mature Size||Mounding foliage reaches 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; flowers reach 2 ft. tall.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||With its white, feathery flowers and gentle mounding form, this species of Astilbe adds particular softness to the garden. Though happy in containers, it needs colorful perennials for added dimension. For a naturalized look around a backyard pool, try a sweeping curve of Deutschland Astilbe amongst a large rock or two and some spreading or climbing groundcover.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)|
|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||Astilbes were originally grown for the cut flower industry in both Europe and Asia.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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