Van Bloem Gardens

Astilbe 'Key Biscayne'

12-15", arching rose-pink plumes accent feathery foliage. Striking in the shaded or woodland garden ,at garden's edge or as a small-scale ground cover. Attractive planted with bergenia, hosta or ferns ,and especially attractive near water. Zone 4-8. PPAF.

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Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Astilbes are long-lived perennials that prefer rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. If the soil dries out, the leaves will develop brown, crispy margins and will begin to drop. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. In the spring, if the crown has risen above soil level, gently press it back into the ground and apply some organic matter around the plant. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.
Interesting Notes:
Unique two-tone green foliage with a dark red edge

Height

14-16 Inches

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Spread

12 Inches


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Astilbe 'Key Biscayne' Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Moisture Needs
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest
Summer
Fall
Spring
Growth Rate
Slow
Color
Pinks
Bulb Bloom Time
Mid Spring
Fall
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Dried Flower
Container
Cut Flower
Border or Bed
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