Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery'
|Description||Large, full trusses of dark red plumes above mounds of green foliage that emerges bronze in spring. Good in pots and tubs. Nice colorful landscape accent and mass planting in moist areas, such as around pools. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Mature Size||Foliage reaches 1 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide; up to 2 ft. tall in bloom.|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Design Ideas||This is one of the stellar perennials of the semiformal garden border. A superior choice for high profile foundation beds. Perfect in semishaded mixed borders. Mass or naturalize in woodland gardens. At home in country garden settings with hedges and cottage style flowers when arranged in informal drifts and masses.|
|Companion Plants||Group this perennial with soft companions such as Black Stem Bigleaf Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra'), Eskimo Viburnum, (Viburnum x 'Eskimo'), Roseum Elegans Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Roseum Elegans') and Sensation Lilac, (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation').|
|Care||Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.|
|Lore||In China these plants are commonly known as Ch'Ang Chan.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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