Hennie Graafland Star Astilbe

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Hennie Graafland'

SKU
0163
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Unique star flowered astilbe cultivar. Plants are low growing and packed with shiny green leaves. Blooms in June and July with strong plumes of pink or rose colored flowers lasting for many weeks. Good cut flower. Plant in masses or as edging in perennial borders and parterres. Also well adapted to informal woodlands and shaded landscapes under trees. Herbaceous perennial. Shade or part shade; full sun in far north if adequately moist. Moderate growing 10 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide. Division.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-STIL-bee sim-PLIK-ee-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dwarf Plant, 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 FeatureShowy 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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