Common name: Astilbe-Hybrid Astilbe August Light Red

Height: 28 Inches
Spread: 15-24 Inches
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs  Consistent water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:Deer resistant Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer  Late summer
How's your soil?: Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio  Woodland/Shade  Eclectic
 
One of the latest red Astilbes to bloom beginning in midsummer. Long, scarlet red, feathery plumes dance above the bushy clump of dissected, green foliage which emerges deep red in spring. Excellent cut flower. Arendsii group.
A member of Astilbe x arendsii (Hybrid Astilbe/False Spirea). A group of hybrids developed by famed German nurseryman George Arends. Includes crosses between A. chinensis var. davidii with A. astilboides, A. japonica, and A. thunbergii.