Hennie Graafland Star Astilbe

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Hennie Graafland'

SKU
00163
A dwarf astilbe with showy plumes of unique, star-shaped, pale rose-pink flowers that last for many weeks. Plant en masse in shaded beds and borders, and in woodland gardens where trees will provide a shaded or filtered sunlight setting. Creates a very dramatic edging. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Keep soil evenly moist.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-STIL-bee sim-PLIK-ee-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil evenly moist.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Anemone (Anemone); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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