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ADVANCE SALE - SHIPS SPRING 2024Astilbe 'Red Sentinel'
Common Name: same
Ships As: Perennial Bareroot #1 GradeBeautiful vibrant scarlet-red flowers in open, lacy panicles. One of the best red astilbes. Blooms in mid-summer.
Height: 20-24 Inches Spread: 12-18 Inches Flower Color: Red shades Foliage Color: Green shades Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9 Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Full shade (< 6 hrs. sun) Wet or dry?: Average water needs Want to see wings?: Attracts bees Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant Rabbit resistant How fast should it grow?: Medium When should it bloom?: Mid Summer How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil ATTRIBUTES: Border plants Container Cut flower or foliage Dried flowers Fragrant flowers Mass Planting HOMEOWNER GROWING & MAINTENANCE TIPS: Asters perform best in rich, evenly moist soil and full sun. Give them lots of room to grow; good air circulation. Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade but will not bloom as prolifically there. 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. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.