Key West Astilbe
Astilbe x 'Key West' PPAF
|Description||Maroon buds on reddish stems open up to showy, feathery, raspberry red flower plumes that age to a soft pink, on rich, color-changing foliage that emerges red and matures to bronze-green with red margins. Stunning in mass plantings. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Blooms||Mid to Late Summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 14 in. tall, 15 to 18 in. wide.|
|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||A stunning display with its colorful blooms in the middle row of a shade garden. Especially showy in a large grouping surrounded by smaller, white-flowering plants. Incorporate into woodland compositions to provide textural variation.|
|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||This well known group falls into the Saxifrage family. The genus was named from the Greek for without sheen or non-shining to describe the foliage. Of the 14 or so species, most are from Asia, with a couple of North Americans. The earliest astilbes arrived from China to Paris via Jesuit missionaries, leading to early hybridization in that region and Germany rather than Britain.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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