Astilbe Planting and Care Guide
Quick Facts About Astilbe
Astilbe plants are strong, robust shade-lovers that produce large, colorful plumes of color in the early summer. They come in various heights and colors, but all Astilbe plants are long blooming and low maintenance. They have a lacy foliage, making them a great addition to the shady border even when they're done blooming.
Start Astilbe seeds about 8 weeks prior to the end of frost season. Transplant outside once frost danger has passed.
Astilbe plants do well in partial shade. They can tolerate full shade as well. The plants need fairly moist, fertile soil. Astilbe plants can be in the border or in containers.
How to Plant Astilbe
Care And Maintenance
- Astilbe prefers regular irrigations - especially to get the plants established
- Each spring, provide a balanced fertilizer for the plants - like a 10-10-10
- The plants can be divided every 3 - 4 years
- No deadheading is needed - once the plumes are done, they can fade and dry - remove when desired