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Astilbe x arendsii 'Amethyst'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This superb hybrid with elegant, lavender blossoms represents a color breakthrough for astilbes. Feathery plumes appear for up to four weeks in early to midsummer, and move airily above the foliage with the slightest breeze. Delicate, fern-like foliage is ornamental in its own right.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Water well in dry hot summer - does not like to dry out. Easy to grow, tough and hardy, Astilbe are now a mainstay in all good perennial gardens. Native to the far east, these beautiful plants and their hybrids have revolutionized the perennial possibilities of moist, shaded American gardens.

Flower Color

Lavender

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant with Ferns or Impatiens.

Plant Height

20-24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average to wet water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border, Edging, Container, Cut or dried flower, Shade perennial garden, Showy flowers

Bloom Time

June to August

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests