Astilbe 'Fanal' (× arendsii)

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Buy Astilbe 'Fanal' (× arendsii) false goatsbeard: Fluffy, wine-red flower spires

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Deep red, fluffy plumes appear above serrated, dark green leaves in early summer. The flowers of this astilbe are self-supporting and retain their colour for a few weeks. Ideal for a bog garden or moist border, this astilbe will thrive in clay soil as long as it is not allowed to dry out during the summer months. 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 in late winter or early spring, discarding old woody rhizomes. Mulch with well-rotted organic matter in spring.

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Notes on Astilbe 'Fanal' (× arendsii)

"Dark stems and equally dark toothed foliage support masses of airy deep-red flowers making this shorter astilbe a dramatic partner for variegated cream and white hostas"

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To provide summer colour to a mixed border

Hils new garden



I would buy this plant again


Good little plant for woodland/shady areas


East Sussex


Seems shade-tolerant as I had hoped - fingers crossed !


Pretty bright flowers and I understand that the spring foliage is attractive - assuming the plants make it through the winter in my heavy soil! 2 of the original 3 plants deteriorated and died so I had to reorder but I think contaminated compost was to blame as the new ones seemed much more vigorous.


South London




Planted in several planters they lasted a fantastic long time

pollylop man

kingston on thames




Part of a flower border




I would buy this product again.


Astilbe 'Fanal' is the brightest red and adds a wonderful spash of colour to shady areas. It looks great planted amongst ferns and tolerates shade well. Needs relatively moist soil.




Would recommend any plants from this supplier


Excellent quality plants supplied. Well packaged and protected during transport. I have ordered plants over two years and have never been disappointed.





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Plants for boggy area? Dear Crocus I have an area in my woodland that is really, really, boggy, can you advice on what plants would be suitable. Many thanks. Emma

emma freeman

Dear Helen Many thanks for list of plants I have ordered several of them. Regards

Crocus Helpdesk

Hello Emma, There are a few plants that will thrive in boggy soil - here are some of the best:- Gunnera manicata Osmunda regalis Carex elata Aurea Ligularia Astilbe Fanal Zantedeschia Sambucus Rodgersia Hostas I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

emma freeman

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