Astilbe 'Bressingham Beauty' (× arendsii)
Deep-purple conical flower heads and bronze foliage make this tall astilbe a vibrant choice for moist soil especially with large yellow and orange ligularias
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
- Rate of Growth: vigorous
- Flowering period: July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Delicate, feathery, vivid pink plumes appear in midsummer above serrated, bronze- tinted, mid-green leaves. This astilbe is one of the taller varieties. It's ideal for a moist bog garden or moist border, and the foliage contrasts particularly well with plants like rodgersia which have bolder, coarse-textured leaves. Although it can grow in drier soils it does need to be in a shady spot.
- Garden care:Newly planted astilbes need to be kept well watered until they are established. Lift and divide large clumps every three or four years, discarding old, woody rhizomes. Mulch with well-rotted organic matter in spring.
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