Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery'

Astilbe


Photo courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

  • Dark magenta red plumes emerge on bronze-red leaves that later turn green
  • Blooms in midsummer
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Container
Container
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

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. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement--lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and the plumes mature. Fertilize in spring. Plants should be divided in early spring every 3-4 years.
Consistent water and Average water moist soil needs for growing.

Height: 20-24 in
Spacing: 15-18 in
Price Level 1: $10.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Ivory
Zone: 4-9
Price Level 2: 4 for $40~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Fragrant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Mass Planting
  • Container

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Groundhog Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure:

  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water