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Key West Astilbe

Astilbe x 'Key West' PPAF

Pronunciation: a-STIL-bee
SKU #43115
4-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
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.
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.

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