Smile At Me Astilbe

Astilbe arendsii 'Smile At Me' PP #28,461

SKU
43117
Sensational feathery plumes and rich color-changing foliage are stunning in mass plantings and excellent for cut flower arrangements. Maroon buds open up to showy raspberry red flowers that age to a soft pink, on reddish stems just above leaves that emerge red and mature to a bronze-green with subtle red margins. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-STIL-bee ar-END-see-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly to Midsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Accent, Edging
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); 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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