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Red Sentinel Astilbe

Astilbe x arendsii 'Red Sentinel'

SKU
00168
Showy, scarlet red plumes are a popular cut flower for shade gardens. Perfectly content in shady woodland gardens or borders, but equally happy in the dappled light under moisture-loving shade trees. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-STIL-bee ar-END-see-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 24 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Columbine (Aquilegia); 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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