Astilbes are long-lived perennials and can remain in the same location for several years. They perform best in evenly moist, but well-drained soil and will not tolerate heavy or dry soil. It is worth taking a little extra time to prepare your soil before planting to ensure years of beautiful, productive plants. Astilbes do best in a partially shaded location. Astilbes need regular moisture to thrive. As your plants are getting established in your garden, it's important to water them regularly. Twice-weekly watering, for the first few weeks, is a good idea. After the first few weeks, weekly watering is usually sufficient. Maintaining adequate moisture in the soil will reduce the amount of stress on your plants and promote long-lasting blooms. To encourage maximum growth and flowering, apply an all-purpose liquid fertilizer every two or three weeks during the growing season.
- Common Name: Fasle Spirea
- Zone: 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
- Bloom: Spring | Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer
- Growth: 12-18 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
- Water: Frequently