Red Sentinel Astilbe

Astilbe x arendsii 'Red Sentinel'

SKU
0168
Scarlet red blooms for shade gardens. Flowers in summer with medium sized feathery plumed flowers held well above foliage. Popular cut flower. Lush green compound leaves on upright plants. Mass with same color or contrasting Astilbes for large scale effects. At home in the woodland garden or under shade trees that love moisture. Requires cool, damp, well drained ground with humus rich soil. Herbaceous perennial. Shade or part shade; full sun in far north if adequately moist. Moderate growth 24 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide.
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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/Fire Wise, 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.
Key FeatureVibrant Flowers for Shade

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.

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