£3.50 – £9.50
Astilbe Fanal. Hardy. Perennial. Prefers half shade to half sun, too much sun can scorch the plant. Well drained, but damp rich soil is needed for this plant to thrive; they can also be grown in large containers using a good quality compost that will retain moisture.
Tall stems of feathery fluffy plumes are borne above clumps of fern like foliage. The flowers are highly scented, attracting bees and other pollinating insects. Top Size easy to grow bare roots supplied.
Plant: March-April with the crown 5 cm below ground level. Spacing 1-2ft. Flowers July-August. Height 60 cm.
Hardy Perennial. Prefers half shade to half sun, too much sun can scorch the plant. A rich organic soil or compost is needed that retains moisture but is well draining, water in dry weather so the plant does not dry out as this can lead to the foliage browning. Astilbe can also be grown in large pots or containers.
Propagation: Divide overcrowded clumps every 3-4 years.