5x Astilbe - Mix "Magic" - Bare-rooted - PlantAstilbe
Swaying plumes of flowers. Fresh from the garden.
Just like a fairy tale. The swaying plumes of the Astilbe are so calming. They come in five colours: light pink, dark pink, purple, white and red. The plumes remain beautiful until late in winter. You will receive the Astilbes as bare-root stock in sugar cane sacking. This is more environmentally friendly than plastic nursery pots. The roots are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already one year old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to grow faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They flower better and they are more economical. Bare-root stock plants grow when it becomes warmer. They are winter-hardy perennials. They can be planted at any time, provided that the ground is not frozen. Astilbe does best in full or half sun. They can also be planted in the garden or in flower pots on a patio or balcony. The soil around the roots should be kept moist at all times.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreAstilbe hybrids grow well in the garden. Soak the roots in water for one hour prior to planting. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil. Improve poor garden soil by working in some compost. Plant the roots of the astilbe at the correct depth, about 5 cm below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water thoroughly after planting. The astilbe hybrids grow well and flourish in a sunny spot, semi shade or a shady position in humus-rich, moist soil.
Astilbe hybrids look wonderful in a potAstilbe hybrids are very popular plants for the borders and for growing in planters. However the striking flower panicles also look very beautiful in a pot. Choose a large pot with holes in the base and plant the astilbe approximately 20 cm apart. It is important that the soil doesn't dry out. The pot containing the mixed spirea is best placed in partial shade.
Show moreAstilbe hybrids are easy to grow perennials. Make sure the soil around the roots does not dry out as drought is poorly tolerated. The soil should remain slightly moist, especially when the plants are placed in a sunny area. In winter the stems above the ground dieback. Cover the plants in winter with a layer of fallen leaves. In spring, cut off all the leaves. Soon you will soon see new shoots appearing above the ground. Temporarily cover the Astilbe if there are signs of late night frosts.
Show moreMixed Astilbe are fantastic flowerers, with their beautiful colours they provide lots of colour even in shady areas. The flower panicles remain decorative well into the winter, so don't cut them off until the spring. The flower panicles look very attractive in a flower arrangement. This plant is often called by its former name, Spirea.
- Extra information
Latin name Astilbe Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Mixed Colours Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period June - August Growing height 50 - 80 cm Planting distance 30 - 40 cm