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Astilbe arendsii 'Rhythm and Blues PP14846'

False Spirea

Part of the Astilbe Music Series. Early summer bloomer with bright raspberry-pink plumes that contrast nicely with the dark green foliage. Full fuzzy appearance with diamond-shaped flowers.

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False Spirea 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.

Height

25 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Astilbe arendsii 'Rhythm and Blues PP14846' Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Partial Shade
Moisture Needs
Moist
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest
Summer
Growth Rate
Fast
Color
Pinks
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Cut Flower
Naturalizing
Border or Bed
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