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Hello again, i was wondering if anyon could telll me the proper care for my astilbe, its gotten anout 4/5 inchs high now and was wondering what the proper care should be, also, how big/wide does it get, all it said on pack thing was astilbe pink, thanks again all



Astilbes I find are very thirsty plants hun.(my personal opinion)
I have an astilbe Chinensis "Vision in pink" which is now flowering and very pretty
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here are some details for you

Soil Preference: This plant tolerates occasional wetness and will grow in moist soils but prefers a soil that is well-drained or loamy. The pH preference of this plant is slightly acidic to neutral (7.0)
Light Requirements: Full Shade to Full Sun
Attributes: Attracts butterflies, cut flowers, dried flowers
Pests: Aphids, Japanese beetles, Red Spider Mites, Slugs and Snails
Diseases: Bacterial blight, Powdery Mildew, Leaf Spot and Wilt
Care: Cut back the dead foliage in spring and dead-head blooms after flowering. Propagation is from division and can be done in the fall or spring.
Fertilize with Plant-tone approximately April 1st, May 20th, July 4th, & October 30th. Or, fertilize with slow-releasing Osmocote every 3-4 months. Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks. Use 1/2 the recommended rate of fertilizer for new plantings.

Planting Instructions: Perennials

this is the web page I got the info from it has details about loads of different varieties

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17 Jun, 2009


my astilbes are in the damper ground next to the pond overflow. moist but good drainage. as apposed to boggy all the time.

17 Jun, 2009

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